I’ve been asking the Lord a lot of questions lately; things like— how does He define success and what really are my hopes and dreams, what do they mean? I know, I roll my eyes too. Sometimes the deep questions are just to darn deep. But do you know what He whispers back more often than not?
“What if you knew that you were fully, completely and entirely loved?”
What if? What if you knew that in every fiber of your middle-aged being? What if you knew no misspoken word or under-preformed project could take that kind of love from you? What if you knew that no matter how the day went, what you said or did, (or didn’t say and didn’t do), that even your thoughts could not slow down, diminish or deter from that kind of Love?
Would these questions about success and failure matter? Would it matter if you were “in the right place at the right time?” Would it make a difference if you got responses, or you saw the breakthrough you think you need? If you knew you were completely, entirely loved- would any of this matter?
I don’t have an answer for His questions. And so I sit, dumbfounded by grace.
His love is too deep, too wide, to vast to comprehend. This nature of mine tries to keep love bound by biased performance, and it trips me up in receiving that kind of love that is free and full and complete.
I am caught in the tension of reading His love letters to me, and opening my heart to receive them as words meant just for me. And I just want you know today- that being caught in that tension is ok.
God’s love is big enough, secure enough to stay by your side even in your struggle.
God’s love is not deterred by your uncomfortableness, or even your rejection of His gift. He is steadfastly and gently holding out open arms to you. Never once taking His eyes off you.
You see, this Love transcends time and space. It is everlasting and overwhelming. This love goes beyond the bounds of earthly understanding. And there is just no way to contain it.
So bathe, splash, stomp in it’s vastness. Dive into it’s depths. I won’t event try to explain it to you, cause obviously—I’m still trying to grasp it myself. But I will encourage you to go after it and let it invade your soul with everything you’ve got.
I was given this 365 day devotional all about the love of the Father, by Lindsay Franklin, published by Zondervan. It’s a fantastic place to start, it’s not dated- so you can dive in anywhere and anytime and get a special love note from the Lord. The daily readings are power-packed and easily fit into your already busy day. And I have one to give one away to YOU.