Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Front Porch: God's Everlasting Love

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 (NKJV) . God wants us to continue to grow in Him because there are—
more moments to delight in than what we’ve enjoyed,
more blessings to have than what we’ve received,
more love to embrace than what we’ve experienced.
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV) . God’s love for you never runs out or dries up. He doesn’t love you on your good days, and cease loving you on your bad days. He loved you even before you were born. Everlasting love not only refers to the length of time that God has loved you, but it also refers to the quality of His love. There is nothing shallow to be found in God’s everlasting love. It is out of the depths of His love that He drew your heart to His. . Perfect love is not a feeling you have, but a person that your heart comes to know. . “Always” is a word that fits God perfectly. God is eternal, and every attribute and aspect of His nature is eternal. He has always been who He is now, and who He is now, is who He will always be. All that He has been to you, He is, and will always be. God is love, was love, and always will be love. He is good, was good, and will always be good. He was faithful, is faithful, and will always be faithful.

©2018 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Adapted from Come Sit Awhile, Roy Lessin. Used with permission.

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