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"We do not earn or merit anything by taking refuge in God. Hiding in something makes no contribution to the hiding place. All it does is show that we regard ourselves as helpless and the hiding place as a place of rescue." John Piper

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Heart Reminder

As we celebrate Valentine's day for 2009, it is so important that we remember the Lover of our Souls. If I am loved by my Savior (I am), and am loving Him in return (I strive to, often failing but the longing is so much there), I can face any day without human love.

A week ago I was thumbing through one of my older Bibles and I found a note I'd written for Acts 1:14, which describes what the disciples were doing as they waited in the upper room for the Holy Spirit to come. It says, "They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers."

My note:

January 18th, 2001 - "...constantly in prayer...":

Jesus had been with these people for at least three years. They had seen Him - perhaps daily - spoken freely with Him, touched Him, been loved by Him and had loved Him in return. Now He was gone, but they knew where He was and how to continue to speak to Him. No wonder they were "constantly in prayer". They must have yearned for the Holy Spirit to come and comfort their hearts with the very words of Christ brought back to their remembrance.

May Christ be this real to those who truly follow Him today. O, Jesus, draw me to walk and talk with You, touch me, speak to me from Your word and may my love and adoration be poured forth on You above all created things.
On February 14th this year (and every other day as well), consider again God's great love for you and on your behalf. No one loves you like He does. Our Savior's heart was broken for you. His body was torn and offered up on the Cross for you. He bore your sins and was abandoned by His Father for you. He now lives to make intercession for you.

Love Him above anyone or anything else and speak to Him constantly. He is your sweetest, most precious, most faithful Valentine!

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great reminder of God's love for us Sharon! That is what draws us to Him. It is so true that we are fulfilled by His love and loving Him, not by human love. People will always fail us if we're looking to them to be our god. By the way, I'm glad you didn't change the title of your blog. It's so appropriate because we've been clothed in Christ's righteousness, goodness, and grace!
By His Grace,

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