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HAPPY SATURDAY, FRIENDS!!
No matter where life has you today, may you know this day you are radically loved, unceasingly thought about, and passionately pursued by the God who made you and sent his Son for you! These aren’t just nice ideas, but the truth of God found on the pages of scripture!
Check out Psalm 139:1-12, 17:
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
iIf I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You…
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
GOD IS THE SAME FOREVER
Know today that the God who loved you so much he sent his only begotten Son (John 3:16) to purchase your freedom from the dominion of sin (Col. 1:13-14) by dying on the cross of Calvary, is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He loved you enough then, and he loves you just as passionately now—no matter what’s going on or what you’ve done, said, or thought. He knows you inside and out and He. Loves. You.Nothing—nothing—could ever change that.
He knows the state in which we were born—we were sold… trafficked… into slavery to God’s enemy (Rom. 7:14). Long before you and I were born, when we were still in our enslaved state, working for the enemy—and therefore being enemies of God ourselves—God sent His Son to save us! We didn’t earn that. We didn’t need to! He simply loved us from the beginning, knew our situation—that we desperately needed rescuing—and so he sent His Son to do just that!
If this proves challenging today, this week, this month… take heart! We, by default, walk according to our old Adamic state of slavery. It’s the way we were born and have always functioned. But as you go, as often as you remember, change your mind to one of faith. Believe Who you are in now! Believe He’s infinitely good and faithful and will provide the truth and power to live free in your thoughts, words, and actions moment by moment in the present. If you don’t give up, faith will slowly become more and more natural for you.
Oh you are so dearly loved! You have EVERYTHING you need for life today. It’s all in your Savior! Oh we have a good good Father! Who sent His good good Son. Who sent the good good Helper (the Holy Spirit), for life now! Today!
He is your rest and your freedom.
All my love to you this new day!