He Loves Me Thissssssssss Much

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(For everyone who, like me, needs a reminder.)

When I was a little girl, I remember playing a game with my mother. “How much do you love me?” I would ask. With a knowing smile, she would stretch her arms as wide as she could, take a deep breath, and then finally, she would say “I love you thiisssssss much”. Happily, I would erupt in a cascade of giggles. Running up to those waiting arms, I would throw my own little ones around her tightly. As she scooped me up and wrapped me in, I would bask in her love.

It was a good game.

As I think on this game I am reminded of my Savior and His love for me. My mother’s love, though vast and pure and wonderful, is selfishness when compared to my Lord’s.

How much does He love me?

He looked along the forward timeline of what would be history and realized that despite my best attempts, I would fail to meet the requirements of His righteousness. So, mercifully, He decided that He would have to accomplish what I could not.

He knew that I would never be able to please Him while separate from Him. So He prepared a way for He and I to be reconciled. He also provided His Spirit to dwell within me.

In spite of the sin He knew I would commit, He prepared a place for me with Him in eternity.

He adopted me and made me an heir – with Christ!

He bequeathed upon me the honor of suffering with my Savior, in order that I might be rewarded by being glorified with my Savior.

He has prepared a perfect heavenly body for me.

He is so concerned with caring for me in my weakness that He ensures my prayers will be answered. When I am at an utter loss regarding how to pray, His Spirit intercedes for me according to His will.

His Son, who is at His right hand, also intercedes for me.

He works all things for my good.

Before man existed, He predestined me to be called.

He called me to be justified.

He justified me in order that I might be glorified.

twittericonGod graciously gives me all things.

He dares anyone to come against me. They cannot even bring a charge against me.Though I may be tried, though I may be afraid, though I may be persecuted, though I may be without, though I may be shamed, though I may face harm, though I may be attacked –

I will be triumphant because of His love.

And nothing-

Not death

Nor life

Or things unseen or seen

Not my present

Nor my past

Or my future

Nor those with authority

Or power

Nor my victories

Or my failures

Nothing

Or no one

Will ever

Separate me from His love.

twittericonNothing can separate me from God’s love.

And though I have not seen Him, I set my hope upon Him. And I wait with expectancy

and patience.

Because His arms are wide enough to hold everything that has ever been, or is, or will be.

And He loves me thissssssssss much.

And He loves you the same.

 

*Adapted from Romans 8

For prayer on today’s topic visit today’s Daily Hope & a Prayer.

 

Post linked at Christian Mommy Blogger

Comments

  1. I am so glad He loves me thissss Much!
    How are you friend?
    it has been quiet hectic over here coupled with xenophobic attacks.
    But the Lord has kept my family safe.
    Thank God.
    Have a splendid weekend.
    Ifeoma Samuel recently posted…When You feel Like That Messy GirlMy Profile

    • My dear Ifeoma,
      You called me brave and encouraged me last week. Now it is my turn to call you brave! God bless you for standing in the midst of all that you are, and declaring “God lives and loves!” I can not imagine what it is like where you are, yet though I have not met you, I am blessed to call you friend. You have inspired me this morning Ifeoma! I pray that God would continue to bless you and keep you safe. I pray that Christ blood would keep you covered, and His Spirit rest upon you mightily as you continue to walk in obedience. May His joy and His peace continually rest upon you, in Jesus name.
      Have a blessed and wonderful weekend.
      Letetia
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  2. You have taken me back to a long forgotten memory of my mom doing the same thing. Love it.
    Jenny recently posted…Be strong and courageousMy Profile

  3. It’s always good to be reminded of God’s love for us! His love is limitless! I’m forever grateful that Christ loves me enough to die for me so that I may live with Him for eternity.
    Urailak recently posted…Onward, Christian Soldiers!My Profile

  4. Nothing can separate us. Truth. (I love that happy photo.)
    Sandra Heska King recently posted…Still Saturday: Be StillMy Profile

  5. The mystery of God’s will and love for us. So beautiful once revealed to us. 🙂
    Lux Ganzon recently posted…Where Is Your Arrow PointingMy Profile

  6. Your title and picture caught my attention. Loved your post and your words of encouragement for me today. Thanks for sharing and be available to comfort others with God words! Blessings to you, I’m visiting from Women with Intention Linkup.

    Love,
    Tayrina from TGAWrites
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  7. What a beautiful reminder. Very blessed to have had the opportunity to read this encouraging post. Thanks so much for linking it with TGI Saturdays. Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend. Always in my thoughts and prayers.
    Latisha recently posted…AskLatisha Co-Host- Oh My Heartsie Girl Wordless WednesdayMy Profile

  8. This is such a good and sweet reminder that I am letting wash over me today. I can just imagine Him talking to that little girl in me. Oh yes. And that little girl so needed to hear it today.
    Jen Ferguson recently posted…Connections: When Your Mom Commits SuicideMy Profile

  9. Amen, Letitia! Basking in His love right along with you. I’m so glad you linked this up with us at Grace & Truth!
    Jennifer recently posted…5 joy stealersMy Profile

  10. A wonderful analogy. Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week! 🙂
    JES recently posted…What to Do and Make With All Your Lovely Lavender {DIY List}My Profile

  11. Thank you so much for sharing with us how much God loves us at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
    Terri Presser recently posted…AQUAPONICS UPDATE #3My Profile

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