“Oh, my soul overflows! Oh, what love … perfect love that never lets go.”
Today I am consumed with gratitude that, even in the face of all my failures, all my flaws, all my arrogance and weaknesses, God has never stopped loving me. How absolutely amazing is that?
Amazing. Awesome. Tremendous … No one word is sufficient.
A few weeks ago I shared my testimony at a Ladies Tea at Hawthorne Gospel Church in New Jersey. There I shared the verses that led me to surrender my life to God.
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor heavenly rulers, nor things that are present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” — Romans 8:38-39 (NET)
Reading those verses at age fifteen I realized that if none of those things, all of which are more powerful than me, can separate me from God’s love, than who am I to even try?
I’ve made a lot of mistakes over the past twenty years, but you know what? The same God who loved me then, still loves me now. The ferocity with which He pursues me strikes me with awe. I don’t get it. But I accept it. And am so very, very grateful.
That same love extends to you. Have you accepted it? Truly, sincerely let it sink into your soul? If not, I pray you will.
Your turn: What truth of God consistently overwhelms you? How does God’s love for you affect your everyday life?