Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keeping myself in the love of God

Hannah took this picture at a friend's home. So beautiful.

A revolution of Love in the heart. We need it. I need it.

I think it's what it means "to be." Keeping myself in the Love of God.

"But the Son, leaving the bosom of the Father, in which from eternity He had reposed, and which in the "fullness of time" He relinquished, has descended to our world to correct our apprehensions and to dislodge our doubts, to calm our fears, and to reassure our hopes with the certainty of the wondrous fact, that God is still mindful of man, and takes delight in man; that no revolt or alienation, no enmity or ingratitude, has turned away His heart from man; that He loves him still, and that loving, He "so loved him that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Thus did He come, His Father's representative, to declare Him to man. And as He wrought His brilliant miracles of stupendous power–thus attesting the fact of His Godhead; and as He pronounced His discourses of infinite wisdom–thus unlocking the treasures of His grace; and as He traveled all laden with our sins to the cross–thus unsealing the fountain of His compassion, He could say to all who challenged the Divinity of His mission, or who asked at His hands a vision of the Father, "He that has seen me has seen the Father,"–"I and my Father are one." ~Octavius Winslow

1 John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

  • He teaches me
  • and when I stumble and fall, His mercies and grace greet the new day to remind me to try again, and that there is no condemnation in Him
  • He can be in the hearts of many, at the same time, comforting each with the knowledge that they are like a lily among the thorns in His heart
  • that even He had no where to lay His head, but we are home in Him
  • His Word is a lamp to my feet and a light unto my path

1 comment:

  1. I love your beautiful heart for God, dear friend.