"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."My God's love drives all fear out!
In the Thirteenth Chapter of First Corinthians I was reminded that..
"Love never fails."Philippians speaks of the sacrificial aspect of His love.
In the Thirty-Fourth Chapter of Psalms I read that my loving God never brings shame.
Romans Ten zooms in on the fact that He never disappoints.
Then there is First Peter, Five, verse Seven where we are urged to...
"Cast all your anxiety upon Him, for He cares for you."This One who cares so deeply for us is the Source of all we need.
In a little devotional I am reading entitled "Draw Near", it spoke of Him being our Source of life and love.
He is also the Source of hope; Romans calls Him the God of hope.
Our God is the Source from which we bear fruit, as we remain in Him, the Vine.
The Beloved Psalm Twenty-Three depicts Him as the Source of all that is good.
As I spent time in the Psalms this morning more details of His love were added to the picture:
His love is great!
He will never abandon me!
He blesses and gives favor!
His love is evident everywhere!
As I read the Thirty-Second chapter of Jeremiah today I wrote in my journal that,
"God's love overshadows all He does."Isn't this a beautiful picture of His love? It is a transparency that He lays across all aspects of our lives.
It never loses any of its vibrancy, but brings life to all it touches.
In looking back to what I wrote down, as my pastor preached a few days ago, I see that it really is the only response that I or anyone else can have to the amazing love.
What response is that?
To love, of course.
To love in living color!
Now those are notes that I am glad I could decipher. Should I have found them unreadable wouldn't have been too much of a problem, as they are ones that Papa has been writing on my heart.