It’s 24 years, 5 months and 19 days since I first became a mum to Leigh-Ann. There’s been many a first along the way … first tooth, word, steps, first day at playschool through to Uni and first job. This weekend saw another first for me as mother of the bride to be at her hen party!!
I’ve loved my lovely Leigh-Ann from day one!! I loved her long before she could say she loved me. The love I have felt for both my beautiful daughters has spoken to me over and over of my heavenly Father’s unconditional love for me.
The saying goes ‘there’s nothing I could do to make Him love me more or make Him love me less’.
Two years ago when chronic fatigue meant all I could ‘do’ was lie in bed to rest and sleep, I learnt even more how I am His much loved child. I am His precious daughter. ‘I am’ comes from the verb to BE not the verb to DO. I don’t have to DO anything to gain or earn His love.
I just have to BE His BE-loved. I am His BE-loved. I am the BE-loved of the great I AM.
My Abba Father loves me not because of what I do but because of what Jesus did for me almost 2000 years ago. All I have to do is rest in that love and be my Daddy’s girl 🙂
What marvellous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. (1 John 3:1 MSG)
… immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! (Ephesians 2:4-5 MSG)
… You, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Psalms 86:15 NLT). The Message reminds us He is immense in love.
His faithful love endures forever (Ps 136 NLT). The Message simply says His love never quits.
His love is immense, marvellous, incredible, unfailing, faithful, forever and nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39 NLT)
This endless love never runs out and our loving Father wants to fill us full of His love so we never run dry, we simply run over, overflow and spill His immense love onto others so they too might know more of His Father heart for them.
His mercies are new every day and today, as Abba reminds each of us of the truth and power of His great love, may we not just remember but also receive this love fully. Father may we be refreshed, renewed, restored by your marvellous love and redistribute it to others by leaking Your love wherever we go.
“You can love others because you are outrageously loved yourself. His love is never less than 100%. God loves you as He loves Jesus. You are in Him; He is in you. Therefore you are the Beloved.” (Graham Cooke)
“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” (Augustine)