1 John 4:19, Ezek. 36:26, 1 John 3:16, Psalm 139
Have you ever heard of the band I Am They? Well, if you haven’t you should give them a listen! Today, as I was on a run I was listening to them and a reoccurring theme kept popping up. The love of our Father, Jesus Christ.
Awake My Love is all about the joy and hope we find in the love of Jesus. “We love because He first loved us” [1 John 4:19]. Before we ask Jesus into our heart, we have a heart of stone. “I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” [Ezekiel 36:26] He awakens love inside us. Because God is love when he enters our hearts that love should shine for everyone to see. “And we have come to know and to believe the love that God as for us, God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.” [1 John 4:16] He restores our hearts and renews our strength through His love.
Your Love Is Mine speaks the amazing truth of our stains being washed white and Jesus paying the price of our sins. “This is how we have come to know love: He laid down His life for us.” [1 John 3:16] Jesus showed the ultimate example of what love is. That in my sin, my heart of stone, and my offense towards my creator, God sent His own perfect Son to take that place of all those things forever. There is nothing I can do to separate me from that love. All I have to do is go to Him with open arms and an open heart.
Even Me really hits home. What if every thought, action, and word spoken was recorded on tape and someday this tape gets released for the whole world to hear and see. I don’t know about you but that is a scary thought. Can you imagine how much anger, hurt, offense, and even hatred that might possibly create?
Let’s take a peek at Psalm 139…
He has searched us and known us.
He understands our thoughts from far away.
He is aware of all our ways- even before a word is on our tongue. He knows.
He knows every thought, action and word spoken yet He loves us anyways.
That statement alone blows my mind. That God loves even me in the midst of me running from him. He relentlessly pursues me.
I want everyone to know this love that I’m talking about. It is, was and will always be the greatest love you will ever know.
Who can you share this love with this week?