Tuesday, June 30, 2009

God's Love


I just read this note that I post on Facebook on September 12, 2007
Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, "Thus says the LORD: I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you went after Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown." Jeremiah 2:2

Even when our hearts grow cold toward God and our devotion to Him weakens,
His love remains steadfast. We may forget God, but He remembers us.
God was concerned because the people of Judah had allowed their hearts to drift far from Him. In a powerful moment, God shared His heart with His people,
recalling what it was like when they first began loving Him. He remembered how they had loved Him, as a new bride loves her husband, with excitement and enthusiasm for the future. He recalled the kindness they had expressed as they willingly followed Him wherever He led them. God reminded them of the love they had once had for Him, so that the memory might rekindle feelings of devotion and their hearts might return to Him.

If you do not guard our heart, you will grow cold in your love for Christ. A time may come when He approaches you and reminds you what your relationship was once like. Do you recollect the joy that permeated your life when you first became a Christian? Do you recall the youthful commitments you made to Him, pledging to do anything He told you to do? Do you remember the thrill you experienced each time you came to understand a new dimension of His nature? Spiritual memory is important. You may not realize how far you have drifted from God until you contrast the love you are expressing to Him now with that of earlier days.

God has not changed. He is the same Person you gave your heart to when you became a Christian (Mal. 3:6–7). If your love for God is not as intense as it once was, return to Him. He will restore the intimate fellowship you once shared with Him.

Kiki wrote:
It was one of those times when God speaks to me through His Words affirming His love and patience. It was one of those times when I realize what a wrecked child I am. Yet He still loves me unconditionally. I picked up my guitar and began singing just regular worship song with tears that won’t stop falling down. Praising Him for His love and mercy. Thank you Father!
Once Again
By Matt Redman
Jesus Christ, I think about Your sacrifice
You became nothing, poured out to death
Many times I’ve wondered at Your gift of life
And I’m in that place once again
I’m in that place once again.
And once again I look upon the cross where You died
I’m humbled by Your mercy and I’m broken inside
Once again I thank You, Once again I pour out my life
Now You are exalted to the highest place
King of the heavens, where one day I’ll bow
But for now, I marvel at this saving grace
And I’m full of praise once again, I’m full of praise once again
Thank You for the cross, thank You for the cross,
Thank You for the cross, my friend.

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