All that I am, He wants me.
Just as I am, He Still wants me.
Wow – His Love is so forgiving!
He wants me – that’s why Jesus was sacrificed.
God’s heart is so focused on me, His heart loves me so much, that He denied Himself of His Son. He allowed His Son to suffer and die just for me.
In His graciousness and mercy, His love poured out total and complete. As in scripture, they pierced His side and water flowed out. His life totally given for those:
- who follow him,
- and for those who know not what they do,
- and for those who are His enemies, because He died for ALL.
We need to be reminded often of this, ‘He loves me.’
He loves all those who have wronged, are wronging others and will wrong others. I fit into that category so easily, for we all fall short of the glory of God. But through Jesus we are made righteous and can come to the Father and know we are forgiven.
We are made whole and can live in this freedom here and now and into the future – we are made for eternity. We might be made in Australia, but our true manufacturer tags say, “Made For Eternity.”
Have you ever seen those girly movies where the girl is hugging her pillow on her bed because she just found out that he loved her? That’s the picture I have with God loving me. And the smile isn’t wiped from my face, it just gets broader and broader the more I get to know Him.
Then life comes along and I forget to bring this love, this freedom, this feeling into my everyday life and am so much poorer for it. I allow the trials and mundane parts of life to be my focus. I forget the love that He has for me. I forget what He sacrificed for me to show me that Love. His One and Only Son.
Lord, help me every day to carry this love in my heart, in my thoughts, in my actions and may it become a part of me not apart from me.
As the children’s prayer goes, “Lord I come to you, to give you my thoughts, my work, my play. Whatever I do, whatever I say I offer these to you today.”
As I started with my thoughts, All that I am, He wants me– I can only offer to Him who I am, and so I do.
His reply is, “I want you and love you just as I created you to be.”
What a reply! I think I’ll just sit in the moment and hug my pillow and smile!