Day 20—Love is Jesus Christ
“Dare to take God at His Word. Dare to
trust Jesus Christ for salvation. Dare to pray, “Lord Jesus, I'm a
sinner. But You have shown Your love for me by dying to forgive my sins,
and You have proven Your power to save me from death by Your
resurrection. Lord, change my heart, and save me by Your grace."
This dare was
a fantastic reminder for me today - the fact that He is always willing to love
me even in times that I don’t deserve it, even when I don’t always love back.
He sees all of my imperfections and still chooses to love me. His love made the
greatest sacrifice to meet my greatest need. As a result, I am able (by His
grace) to walk in the fullness and blessing of His love. Now and forever! In
turn I can now share this same love with my husband. I can love him even when I
am not loved in return. I can see all his flaws and imperfections and still
choose to love. And though I know I cannot meet all of his needs the way God
can, I can become His instrument to meet the needs of my husband. As a result,
he can walk in the fullness and blessing of my love. Now and till death. It is
just a matter of time till it is recognized as Christ opens his eyes and heart.
As I continue
to give God the struggle of my truth
and pray about His guidance of timing, He reminded me through my daily devotions
the following these past two days—
speaks of hypocrisy more harshly than any other sin. The cost of hiding our
secrets is higher than the cost of confessing them. They question we must all
ask ourselves is this: How honestly are we living within the body of Christ?
Are we really genuine with others? We might as well be transparent now; one day, whether we like it or not, we will be.
promise of God is more important and more real—than any personal threat. What
is your priority in your moment of crisis? Is it that God’s will be fulfilled?
Is it that the promises be proved and plan lived out? Or is it safety,
convenience, expedience, ambition, or comfort? We have a multitude of voices
distracting us from the hard way of
God’s Word; and only one keeping us there. But it’s the essential voice. It is
the voice that NEVER leads us astray!
constant heartache and being downright exhausted, I know Christ is still carrying me through and hearing my prayers. For
I am listening intently!
P.S. I am
at the HALF WAY mark!
Half way but yet a lifetime of a journey.