“If we have a greater understanding of how much God loves us, we are going to have a greater and greater love for him in return. It is a natural response, an authentic movement of a heart to endear someone whom they know genuinely endears them.”
These words flowed from a place in my heart God had been stirring for a while. I just wanted to love Him more. I just wanted my family to love him more and more everyday. Then Jesus dawned it on me: “They need to understand more and more how much I love them Amy, and then they will love me more and more. Then you will love me more and more.”
So that became my starting prayer. That is the pinnacle of the “Love Letters” study I wrote. That is the goal of my life. My determined purpose. To know Him, to know His love more and more everyday, and for those around me to know it. It changes everything.
This ever increasing knowledge of His love especially changes your love for Him. You can’t help but love Him more as you greater understand this love that is so great, it is IMMEASURABLE. It’s lengths cannot be measured. But it can be contrasted. It can be studied according to His Word.
Today we are let’s consider how long God’s love is for us, as we consider how long he will walk among us. This morning I read this chapter, and thought about it all day. All day while I homeschooled my kids, ran them to their different extracurricular activities, grocery shopped with all 3 of them in tow, and cooked them dinner.
The thing God kept reminding me was: He was there among us, in our midst during all of this everyday stuff.
He was there this morning when I felt like taking a day off the daily grind. (Thankfully I persevered 🙂
He was there when I wanted to ask my daughter how she couldn’t remember how to add her simple addition problems.
He was there when I wanted to yell at their bickering, helping me take a deep breath instead and kindly direct them to “pick out of the get along jar.”
He was there when I went over budget at the grocery store and helped me swallow my mistake with a gulp of grace for myself.
He was there when my daughter spilt milk all over my husband.
He was there in the fun times when we were writing out scripture together and smiling.
He was there when we were sitting around the table for dinner, laughing and joking.
(As you can see, my day got progressively better:)
The point is, He was walking among us every step today, seeing the good, bad and the UGLY. And he was loving us every single second.
Practice being aware of His loving presence!
9“I will look favorably upon you, making you fertile and multiplying your people. And I will fulfill my covenant with you.
10You will have such a surplus of crops that you will need to clear out the old grain to make room for the new harvest!
11I will live among you, and I will not despise you.
12I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people.
13I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.
<<<<Walk in His Love with your heads held high>>>>
This week I’m giving away a copy of “The Love Letters” Bible Study, based on the Ephesians 3 verse above. I’ll be posting about it this week, filling our hearts with reminders of how incredibly God loves us, so that starting next week on Monday, we can begin walking through loving God with more of ALL of ourselves. (Mark 12:30).
The new study based on Mark 12:30 (Loving God with ALL of you) will be available later this week!
So, how do I enter the giveaway?
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Check out the Study Here:
Journey through scripture to gain a greater understanding of God’s amazing love for you. This four week prayer journaling study will help you grow in your knowledge of how wide, long, high, and deep God’s love runs for you. Visit RefocusedBibleStudy.com (you are here now:) and go under “The Love Letters” tab you will find a blog post to guide you through each day of the study
t’s the perfect Valentine’s present for preteen girls up to grandmothers! ❤
The study on Mark 12:30 will be a downloadable study for purchase but there will also be a free reading/scripture writing option. We want you here to engage in God’s Word in a personal way and know Jesus more intimately!
Enter that giveaway, grab a copy of the Love Letters Study for you and a friend for Valentine’s Day, and enjoy walking the dimensions of God’s Love for you this week here at Refocused.
Praying for you,