Embraced by God
[Because of] the Lord's faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. - Lamentations 3:22 HCSB
Every day of your life - indeed, every moment of your life - you are embraced by God. He is always with you, and His love for you is deeper and more profound than you can imagine. And now, precisely because you are a wondrous creation treasured by God, a question presents itself: What will you do in response to God's love? Will you ignore it or return it? Will you return it or neglect it? The decision, of course, is yours and yours alone.
When you open yourself to God's love, you feel differently about yourself, your neighbors, and your world. When you embrace God's love, you share His message and you obey His commandments.
When you accept the Father's grace and share His love, you are blessed here on earth and throughout all eternity. Accept His love today.
His love is the only means by which you can find true happiness.
Making Time for God
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless only becomes poor. - Proverbs 21:5 HCSB
If you have too many responsibilities and too few hours in which to fulfill them, you are not alone. Life is so demanding that sometimes you may feel as if you have no time for yourself ... and no time for God.
Has the busy pace of life robbed you of the peace that might otherwise be yours through Jesus Christ? If so, you are simply too busy for your own good. Through his Son Jesus, God offers you peace that surpasses human understanding, but He won't force His peace upon you; in order to experience it, you must slow down long enough to sense His presence and His love.
Today, as a gift to yourself, to your family, and to the world, slow down long enough to claim the inner peace that is your spiritual birthright: the peace of Jesus Christ. It is offered freely; it has been paid for in full; it is yours for the asking. So ask. And then share.
Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty. - Proverbs 3:9-10 NKJV
Whom will you choose to honor today? If you honor God and place Him at the center of your life, every day is a cause for celebration. But if you fail to honor your Heavenly Father, you're asking for trouble, and lots of it.
At times, your life is probably hectic, demanding, and complicated. When the demands of life leave you rushing from place to place with scarcely a moment to spare, you may fail to pause and thank your Creator for the blessings He has bestowed upon you. But that's a big mistake.
Do you sincerely seek to be a worthy servant of the One who has given you eternal love and eternal life? Then honor Him for who he is and for what He has done for you. And don't just honor Him on Sunday morning. Praise Him all day long, every day, for as long as you live ... and then for all eternity.