Passionate, Generous, Relentless Love

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One day, I received a life-changing revelation. For years I thought that I already knew it. And then it began to radically change my life.

Jesus loves me.

But, it’s not the warm and fuzzy, albeit unconditional, brotherly love, that I once imagined. Instead,

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His love leaves me dizzy.

Jesus longs for me. I belong to Him. His love for me is not the cool, listless love of a far off God. No,

Christ’s love relentlessly pursues me.

I am His handiwork, chosen before the creation of the world, fearfully and wonderfully made. I am His special possession. I am completely enamored of the love of Christ, and I find my soul calling out “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is toward me!” (Song of Solomon 7:10)

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I am precious to Him.

When you love something the way that Christ loves me, You do not lose it. When you love someone that way that Christ love me, You will give Your life to protect her.

And He did.

His love encompasses me on every side. And nothing or no one can separate me from it. He cares for me deeply, and His provision surpasses the physical and follows me into eternity. Because He loves me, He ensured that I would be cared for, and so His Spirit remains with me.

Not only does He love me, but He desires to lavish me with His love.

Indeed, He desires to show me immeasurable riches of His grace – IMMEASURABLE.

He is attentive to me. I never have to wonder if He notices me, or whether He sees me, because, He sees all of me. From the minutest detail of my appearance, to the furthest inner-depths of my heart, my Lord knows me.

I don’t have to anxiously clamor for His approval or His affection. I have surrendered to His love, and He is pleased with me.

He is pleased with me.

He is intimately familiar with me. I am not here by happenstance. He intentionally formed and designed me. He knows me, and has known me since before I was conceived. He knows my strengths. He knows my weaknesses. He sees my victories. He sees my mess, and still He has plans to use me.

He has a purpose for my life!

His love for me is ever-faithful. In fact, unlike the love of man, His love is everlasting.

He refuses to give up on me. When I stray, He is jealous for me, and will not allow me to be taken from Him. Ever. He does not focus on my faults or my past.

His love is so generous, that He paid my debts before I knew Him.

He watched me longingly from afar, long before I loved Him. He keeps every one of His promises. He is reliable, trustworthy and true, and having already made provision for my future, He will bring it to pass.

Jesus’ love is perfect and without flaw.

And because of His love, I we have

overwhelming, overflowing, unfailing, grace-covered, mercy-spawned, oh-so-wonderful

hope.

For further study: Psalm 139:13-16, Ephesians 2:4-9, Psalm 147,11; Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 8:35-39, 1 John 3:1

For prayer on this topic, see today’s Daily Hope & a Prayer.

Hope-Day Wednesday

Throughout the week, the Your Story Page is open to anyone who wishes to share their story of hope and grace with someone who may waiting to hear it. Simply enter your story into the form, with any other information that you may like to share. If you are a blogger, writer or have a website, feel free to leave your website URL for the readers to connect with you later. Then, on Hope-Day Wednesday, individual stories will be added to the Our-Stories page in order to offer hope and encouragement to someone who may need it.

Hope-Giver’s Giveaway

In addition, and in celebration of Easter I am hosting a Hope-Giver’s Giveaway through Sunday April 5th. The winner will receive the Hope-Giver’s 3 Book Bundle. I’ve included 3 of my favorite books from Max Lucado. The first book, When He whispers Your Name is for you, and the other two, He Still Moves Stones and God Will Use this for Good are for you to keep if you need them, or to give to someone else to help offer them hope.

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Comments

  1. Hi Letetia! Visiting from Suzie Eller’s #livefreeThursday today…what a beautiful reminder of God’s unfailing love for us! Thanks for sharing your heart, and the heart of the One who loved all of us first. 🙂

  2. Absolutely beautiful truths! It really does make all the difference when we begin to understand the depths of His affection for us! We will never fully grasp the extent of His love, this side of heaven, but to the degree that we embrace the truth of it, it changes everything! I was so blessed by your reflection today. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Kamea

  3. I love that you leave a space for others to share their story, there is so much grace in that.

    This post is timely. Just today my daughter and I began reading through the book, ‘His Revolutionary Love’ by Lynn Cowell. It is all His leading and I am trusting that his Deep Abiding, life changing LOVE will overwhelm her life in ways that reveal what that love can do.

    Blessings to you!
    Dawn
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    • Recently the Lord has laid the importance of sharing the deep love of Christ with others. I am so glad that it was timely in your journey! The fact that you shared that encourages me in mine. I already checked out His Revolutionary love, thank you for mentioning it. It looks great for a loved one of mine! Blessings! – Letetia
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  4. “Jesus loves me this I know.”
    That children’s song becomes more and more profound to me the older I get. Thanks for adding to the encouragement today about Jesus’ love for us. Visiting from Bonnie’s link-up.
    Lisa notes recently posted…What I’m into – April 2015My Profile

  5. Such a beautiful reflection of God’s love – it is truly worthy of our wonder and awe. It’s limitless, isn’t it – we will never truly know the depth and breadth of His incredible ability to love and it truly does inspire us to love well in our own lives. Stopping by from Holley’s today.

    • That thought ” It’s limitless, isn’t it – we will never truly know the depth and breadth of His incredible ability to love” takes my breath away. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!
      Letetia recently posted…Daily Hope & a Prayer – April 2My Profile

  6. Letitia, whenever I think of I Corinthians 13 at this time of year, I’m reminded of all the characteristic of the kind of love that kept Jesus on the cross. Glad to have found your blog today at Fellowship Friday. Every blessing!
    Michele Morin recently posted…Yes, We DoMy Profile

  7. What beautiful truth. Thank you for the reminder of His love. Lately He’s been telling me this a lot and I’m so grateful. ♥
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  8. THANK YOU. So blessed to read your POWERFULLY encouraging words Letitia. God is good. Happy Easter to you!
    Susan Mead recently posted…My Sons – Linkup – Kindle DrawingMy Profile

  9. Thank you for these beautiful, hope filled words. They sure do speak to my heart today!

  10. Thank you for the beautiful reminder of Jesus’s love towards us! It truly is amazing to understand that it’s not that far-away, distant kind of love, but His love is personal, close to us, and He wants to be in our lives, every moment!
    Joanna Sormunen recently posted…Rejected By This Generation – Prayer MondayMy Profile

  11. What an amazing love Jesus has for us thank you for the reminder about how deep that love is and how special we are to Him. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
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