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Monday, March 26, 2012

Meditation Monday: God’s Love Is…

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I’m human. My father is human. The love I know is human. And the love I’ve experienced from my earthly father is human. It’s immensely flawed and crazy complicated.

Human love is heartbreaking and frustrating. So much so that “God was sorry He had made the human race in the first place; it broke His heart” (Genesis 6:6 MSG).

From the very beginning of time, God chose us because He loved us. Many will try to argue that the below scripture was directed solely towards the Israelites, but I believe it’s fitting for all of us who have been called by God.

Meditate and reflect upon this scripture this week:

“God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love” (Deuteronomy 7:7-8 MSG).

I’ve written on this topic a few times before, but I think it bears re-visiting. Only this time, much like last week’s adventure following Jesus in motion, we’re going to discover what God’s love is like in descriptive details. For example:

God’s love is huge and loyal (Numbers 14:18).

That’s just one example of the many ways we will see and experience God’s love in its fullness. Because Deuteronomy clearly states that it was nothing about who we are, what we do or don’t do, what we will become, what we have been, what we say, or where we go. His love is based solely and completely on Who He is! There are no strings attached. No status quo. No formulas to follow.

When we develop a covenant with God, being obedient and following His ways, He promises:

“To love you, bless you and increase you” (Deuteronomy 7:13).

Sometimes God’s love is not easy for us to understand or grasp. It’s hard to sink in because we can only compare our knowledge of love with what we’ve experienced here on earth.

Be prepared this week to be overwhelmed by God’s sheer love. Let the words sink into your heart. Let it settle deep inside of you and take up residency in the core of who you are.


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