You Are Loved

Have you ever had the thought that you were unloved? I am sure that you have. Well, let me assure you that you are loved and loved greatly.

The God of the universe wants you to know unequivocally that you are not only loved, you are cherished. He loves you with a love that defies description.

I was studying my bible tonight and I was moved to tears as I read in Ephesians chapter two that because of God’s great love wherewith he loves us, has quickened us (made us alive) and has seated us in heavenly places with Jesus even while we were dead in sin. He didn’t wait for us to get ourselves together first. He put us in the highest position–far above all principality and power and might and dominion–while we were in our weakened state. Now, THAT’S love!

The Lord did not wait until we merited salvation before He gave it to us, freely. There is no way that we could possibly earn the salvation of God. That is why it is a gift of God. For God so loved this world that He GAVE His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. That is the foundation of the entire bible and one Scripture I am sure that you have heard many times in your life. The fact that God loves me so much that He actually sent His beloved Son to die a hideous death in order that I would live fills my heart with wonder and great joy. What does that knowledge do for you? Have you contemplated that you could be so important that Jesus Christ would actually give up His life for you? (“Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” John 10:17,18) No one could take His life. He GAVE IT UP FOR YOU! Try to wrap your brain around THAT! It’s one thing that God would send His Son to die…that defies description in itself! It is another thing entirely that Jesus would come down to this earth and go through all He went through in order to die for you, willingly and with love.

satan, the enemy of your soul and the one who comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy wants you to believe that you are unimportant. He wants you to think that no one cares for you. Well, let me tell you: those are lies straight from the pits of hell! You were important enough to die for. I think that makes you valuable. Don’t you?

So, the next time you feel unloved, just think about the Ones who love you. God, the Father. God, the Son, and God, the Holy Ghost. You are precious. You are priceless. There is only one you and you were made well. (“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14) The Lord knew what He was doing when He created you. He made you with a purpose and a wonderful plan for your life. All you have to do is give your life to Jesus Christ. He longs to love you. Allow Him to.

And, by the way, I love you, too. You are very important to me. Which is why I created this blog in the first place. YOU were on my mind when this blog hit the airwaves.

I pray that you will never again doubt that you are loved. You are loved!

Blessed be the Name of the Lord.

The One I Love

I used to believe that I was cursed. I also thought that something was wrong with me because so many things had happened to me that I had not been able to control. As I grew up, those feelings evolved right along with me.
I was used and abused. Downtrodden and down-hearted. Men abused me and women made fun of me because of the way that I looked. Laughed at and ostracized. My life simply was not pleasant by any stretch of the imagination.
I’ve suffered heartaches and pains that would break a spirit and wound the soul. I thought that my life was over. And then I met God.
What can I say about God? I mean, He changed my life. He took a woman who was vulnerable and filled with fears, depression and a broken heart and turned her into one who is fearless and takes on life with gusto and sass. And it’s all because of God.
I want to introduce you to the God that I serve. The One that I love with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Why do I love Him, you ask? Well, who wouldn’t love Someone Who routinely fights for you, never takes His eyes off of you, and keeps the enemy under your feet? One Who loves you so much that He actually sent His only Son to come down here on this filthy earth and die a hideous death so that we might live.
The Father listens to me. He hears me when I cry unto Him. He encourages me and gives me the grace to face any challenge. He cheers me on whenever I am going through difficulties and never ever puts me down. His gentleness has made me great. (“Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.” Psalm 18:35)
How can I help but be hopelessly in love with One Who gives me peace and joy and a love that I have never known and thought that I would only get to experience in heaven?
God has a fantastic sense of humor and is forever making me laugh. (Didn’t know He had a sense of humor, did you?*smile*)
He’s not only here when things are good. He picks me up when I am down and when I am heartbroken, he binds up my wounds and holds me in His Arms. (“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3) Who wouldn’t love a God like Him. And that’s the God that I serve.
I am happy now. My life has fulfillment and contentment. All because of God. Oh, praise His Name. I thank the Lord for my Abba (father).
If you do not know the God that I serve, you do not know what you are missing. But that can be rectified with only a few words. Just give your heart to Him. I promise you that He will give His heart back to you.
Jesus Christ said that no man would come to the Father but by Him. So, invite the Son into your heart and your life will never be the same. Jesus loves you, too. He is the One Who died for you, remember? Never forget that. I never do.
I am loved. Loved beyond measure and without price to me. All I had to do was say yes and my life was forever altered. For the better. Always for the best. I encourage you to discover that love for yourself. You will never regret that decision.
Oh, blessed be the Name of the Lord.