Good morning Holy Lord! Thank You for the sunshine that warms our earth, gives us light, and supplies vitamin D as well. You planned everything perfectly. You are an amazing God. Thank You for loving us so well! Thank You for Your indwelling presence! How is it that You chose to first offer Yourself in sacrifice for us human beings, and then to offer Your Presence to live inside of us and be a personal mentor and guide, to comfort us in sorrow, lift us up when we get discouraged, and warm us with Your protection and care? This morning I am overwhelmed by Your tremendous love, and because You are so great and mighty, it’s hard to comprehend Your deep affection for us. However, I am accepting of Your marvelous gifts because I know You, trust You and love You. You have shown Yourself to me, introduced Yourself and helped to build an intimate relationship between us. How can words describe our relationship? We speak together all the time, and I can tell You my innermost thoughts and feelings. You respond always in a loving way.
To be so close to You, my God, and experience Your love for me is extraordinary! I want to share it with others, but they sometimes are too jaded in their thinking to accept that a mighty God would even desire an intimate relationship with His creation; wherein reality, it was the whole purpose for our creation that there would develop an intimate bond between us. Your heart's desire is to love us, be good to us, and have us love You in return.
Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV)
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
that you may know what is the hope of His calling,
what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe,
according to the working of His mighty power
Holy Spirit, I thank You for showing me Your love; Jesus died for my sin. I have repented of them, and my Father has forgiven and forgotten them. Now when I come before my God, I’m washed clean and dressed beautifully for the occasion, as it were. But the incredible part is that there is no special occasion, it is just being with Him whenever and all the time. He loves me as His beloved daughter and treats me with that specialness and caring always. He lifts me up.
My friends, do you know our God and the depth of love He has for you? Do you trust in His faithfulness? If not it is time for you to ask Him to open the eyes of your understanding. Or if you have a loved one who does not know how much God loves them, a good prayer I know is Ephesians 3:
Ephesians 3:17-19 AMPC
May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell
(settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!
May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love,
That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp
with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love]
what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it];
[That you may really come] to know
[practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ,
which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience];
that you may be filled [through all your being]
unto all the fullness of God
[may have the richest measure of the divine Presence,
and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!
Yes my friends, I desire that you have a practical experience of Christ's love and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself. It is such a wonderful gift! He loves us so much!
Enter in and enjoy!