Love | Life Abundant

Dear Jesus,

I always knew you loved me. I knew you carried my burdens.  I knew you carried my shame.  And I knew you desired to give me life abundant – full of joy, hope, and peace.

Love

But I have spent my life holding your love with a rigid and distrustful grip.  Choosing to be independent.  Snatching back all that I laid at your feet.

Yet pretending you blessed my efforts.

Pretending that I had it all together.

But my day came.  I couldn’t do it alone.  Not anymore.  My spirit slowly crushed under my own weight.

Until I snapped.

And I needed You.  I needed your love.

I prayed and pleaded.  I sang your praises.  And I obsessively read your entire love story.  Your Spirit sliced through my heart with conviction and clarity.  Suddenly all the stories, prophesies, and letters orchestrated in perfect harmony. I could see your unending, zealous love.

For me.

You have changed everything.

That life abundant – full of your joy, hope, and peace – it squeezes out the sin and grievances that penetrated my heart.  The light of your love floods my soul.  Your hope celebrates and explodes in the chambers of my heart.

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I love you more than ever.

Forever Yours,

     The One You Love

I have loved you with an everlasting love;

Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.

Jerimiah 31:3 NASB

An excellent devotion on God’s Love:

Know Real Love

 

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