Glory Seed Devotionals, 2015: Year of Promise
You have an open invitation…
You are hereby now and forever more extended an open invitation from God to fall in love with Him again, and again, and again. “But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and mercy; I will worship toward and at Your holy temple in reverent fear and awe of You.” (Psalm 5:7, AMP)
“And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.” (1 John 4:16, AMP)
We all are aware that the use of the word love is a multifaceted. It is connected to our emotional attachments to people, places, or things. It is also connected to our physical attraction to people, places, or things. And yet at its deepest level it is also a spiritual connection to people, places, and things. The power of emotional and physical love is generated from our own personal experience, they are “home grown” getting their power from the persons, places or things. Love at its deepest level, spiritual and is also home grown but its power does not come from persons, places, things instead its source of power is God, “real” love comes from the source of “Real” Love.
Because “real” love itself is an invisible power that cannot be seen there are times when we see “real” love as fragile and easily lost but “real” love like a mighty Oak Tree has a root system that goes deep into the heart and life of God. The power of “real” love spans even time and space. For example, I continue to feel and live off the love my parents who are no long alive had for me. And I remember the supporting love Patti has for me while I was in a distant hospital following my heart surgery. I know from experience there’s not a Serviceman or Servicewomen putting themselves in harm’s way that is not supported and sustained by the love of those back home.
Because Jesus gave his love and life for us on the cross we live every day of our lives in God’s House of Love where we receive the supporting and sustaining love we need. God’s love for us is always available but our love for God is the “doorway” through which we gain access to God.
BE strong in the LORD!
Grace and PEACE, Amen!
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“I am creating something new. There it is! Do you see it? I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:19)
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