God loves you. God loves you even if you don’t love God back. God loves you when you don’t think you deserve God’s love. God loves you regardless of what you do or don’t do. So what do you do in the face of this divine love that is the most powerful force in the universe? Surrender to it. Thank God for it. Revel in it. And experience how it gives you exactly what you need at exactly the time you need it in exactly the way you need it.
When life gets crazy, you probably long for it “to get back to normal”. But God doesn’t want your life to be normal. Ever. Indeed, God longs for it to be a grand adventure, a journey towards becoming the person God has created you to be and an eternal reality. And here’s the amazing grace about what God wants for you. God’s already given you everything you need for it to happen. What is more, God’s going to keep giving it to you. The question is, are you ready to embrace it?
You have a deep dark secret you try to hide from everyone, including yourself. You don’t feel like you measure up. You’re not worthy. You’re just not good enough and never will be. Carrying this burden is hard enough on its own. But it’s especially painful when you feel like you’re on your own. God gets it. And it breaks God’s heart. That’s why God is doubling down so you will know just how cherished you are, how much God is in love with you and how nothing can ever change that.
The most important thing you can do in life is make sure the main thing remains the main thing. And the mainest main thing in life is experiencing the fullness of God’s love in Jesus as your Savior and Lord, loving God with everything you’ve got and loving your neighbor just like yourself. Sure, there are going to be days when it will be more difficult than you can ever imagine because life gets real messy. But keep making the mainest thing your most important thing, and you’ll be amazed what your life is like.
Some days life is exciting, wonderful and joyful. Others it’s painful, difficult and overwhelming. But mostly it’s just routine, mundane and normal.
On good days we praise You. On painful days we call out to You. But most days we only think about You occasionally.
Lord, we know You are with us every day. Reaching out to us. Entering into our lives. Filling us to overflowing with Your unconditional love. Calling us to live Your purpose for our lives. Challenging us to be the people You have created us to be. And we are so grateful.
But mostly, Lord, we thank You for simply journeying through life with us. Day by day. Week by week. Year by year. Because this means we already have everything we need.