Sunday, February 12, 2017

Capture the Magic: Oh, How He Loves

What a blessing to be about the Lord's work on the Lord's day and in His house with His people.

The Lord shows his amazing love for you in so many ways! Sometimes He shows it by pouring out his blessings, "pressed down, shaken together, running over," and poured into your lap! (Luke 6:38)

And such blessings: exceeding abundantly more than you can ask or imagine! (Ephesians 3:20)

Sometimes, the Father loves you with purpose. He builds passion in your heart for the plans He has for you; "plans to give a future and a hope" (Jeremiah 29:11) and then He will "equip you with everything good for doing his will." (Hebrews 13:21)

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." (Ephesians 2:10)

And sometimes our Father loves us with training. He loves us far too much to allow us to wallow in our bad habits, mistaken beliefs, and improper expectations. And like a potter scraping the unneeded clay from a work of art, or a gardener clipping back unnecessary branches, He is working to make us perfect in Him. 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

May your time with the Lord, today, be a reminder to you of how deep and abiding is His love for
you. That you may "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." (Ephesians 3:18b-19)

If you'd like to enter for our second to last copy of THE HEART SEEKER SERIES, please leave a comment below with your email address. In what way is the Lord showing His love for you, today? Or are you having trouble seeing that great love?

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