Monday, January 11, 2010

Words to Stand On - Day Ten

I've been having a lot of fun posting this series. Thanks to all who came by and read and shared their insights.  I love me some feedback!

Today's post contain some of my very favorite scriptures of all.

If you're like me, you probably struggle from time to time with feelings of being unloveable.  After all, we know ourselves better than anyone, and we know how imperfect we are.

A couple of years ago, I ran across this verse and it struck a chord with me:

Your love, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, 
       your faithfulness to the skies. Psalm 36:5

Think about it: when the astronauts went to the moon, did they report seeing the gates of heaven? In fact, has any space travel by man or telescope revealed where heaven is? Heaven is beyond thousands upon thousands of miles into space, perhaps billions upon billions, and God's love fills up all that space.

His love is enough to cover each and every one of us. It's big enough to totally surround us, to soak us through and through,

I've always heard if God tells you something twice, it is of special significance. This concept must be important to God because it is repeated two more times, almost word for word:

For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; 
       your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 57:10

For great is your love, higher than the heavens; 
       your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Psalm 108:4

Are you feeling loved yet?

Another scripture made a great impact on me:

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1

Lavished means He went above and beyond the norm, totally pouring it over us, soaking us in His love.

The next time you feel you have tested God's limits by messing up one time too many, remember His love is more than enough.  He has enough love to handle our childishness, our errors, our foolish ways. He's not waiting for you to be perfect, He loves you right now, just as you are.

His love is enough!


quilly said...

I was teaching a Sunday School lesson to children about God's love, and I told them that God knew them and loved them and wanted them even before they were born -- in fact he watched them grow inside their mothers -- and one child began to cry. I took her aside. She said she was sure God didn't love her.

I read her the verse and explained to her what it meant. She glowed as though the sun were shining from inside her -- it seems her mother always said she'd come as a total surprise and a not especially welcome on at that. I assured her that she was no surprise to God and he loved and wanted her.

I have often hoped she held that thought, because despite the fact that she was 10 years old, her mother never learned to love her and abandoned her sometime during the next week. I still pray for that child and it's been 10 years.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I don't think any of us can hear too many times that God loves us.

This was a great message today - thoroughly enjoyed your series!

Stop by my blog sometime!

Karen said...

Beautiful...I love the image of soaking in God's love.....