Hello everyone! Happy Friday…the first day of September…and a big welcome today, to Moments Spent with God…through the Risen Hope Ministries! I pray that your day is going well and that you will truly experience the very best that God longs to give you, in this brand new day!
Have you ever had a friend, who would look beyond any mistake you made and love you anyways? Have you ever experienced a love that would still continue to love you, even when you didn’t feel worthy of that love? If you haven’t; then you haven’t met my best friend, Jesus Christ. He’s a friend that didn’t have to use me, in the way He is doing right now and He’s a friend that didn’t have to stick around, when at one time in my life, I put Him through a tough time…but He did anyway.
You know…it’s so easy to fall into a trap, of thinking of God’s love, as any other ordinary kind of love. Here on this earth, we are surrounded by many types of imperfect love; but I want you to know that there is a love that can never compare to any other kind of love and that is the love we experience, when Jesus lives deep within the heart.
In my office, I have many pictures of Jesus on my walls; but out of them all, I have one very special picture…and on this picture, I have some writing that God gave me back in 1989. The writing not only means so much to my heart; but when I connect with His face, I feel like it’s only Jesus and me in this room…and that’s the love I want to always experience!
How many times do we walk through a day…completely bypassing the love God longs to reveal to us…all because we are too busy. Here He lives only a heartbeat away; but yet we seem to reach out, to whatever can suffice the need of the heart.
You know…as I was growing up…the words “I love you” only seemed to bring a lot of pain into my life. There was a time, when I felt that my grandfather loved me…that is until he molested me…and there were other kinds of love that had entered my life…love that I thought I could trust…only to have my heart broken over and over again.
Now that I’ve come to find a close connection with Jesus, I have found a lasting and true love…a love that never breaks my heart but a love that makes my life complete. His ways may not always be what I expect; but in the end, I see His love shine through it all.
Maybe today, you are feeling mistreated by other people and you’ve been searching and searching for a love that could fill your heart and make your life complete. How many times are we going to keep searching, when the answer stands right before us?
Today, we need to look deep within the heart, for the presence of God and draw from a love that will never hurt us…fail us or forsake us. Once we have found this true and lasting love; these will become the moments, when our search will come to an end and we will live in peace with God.
Blessings on your day!
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