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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Front Porch: God's Loving Ways

Think of the loving ways that Jesus speaks of His relationship to you: Groom to the bride, Brother to a brother, Friend to a friend. . Having Jesus call you His friend doesn’t mean a casual, informal friendship, but a deep, intimate friendship. Every quality that we desire in a best friend is found in our relationship with Him. Jesus abides with us, walks with us, and speaks His heart to us. He is completely trustworthy, loyal, and true. He is always there for you, He gives you His complete attention, He cares about your needs, and He loves you unconditionally. .
God wants you to experience His “alls," not just “portions." He wants to give you all of the grace you will need, not just a portion. He wants you to receive all spiritual blessings, not just a portion. He wants to fill all of your heart with His love, not just a portion. . Praise to the Lord,
who with marvelous wisdom hath made thee! Decked thee with health, and with loving hand guided and stayed thee; How oft in grief Hath not He brought thee relief, Spreading His wings for to shade thee! -Joachim Neander . God’s love is too great to comprehend, Too awesome to be replaced; Too high to climb its summit; Too wide for arms to embrace. . Your love, Lord, Oh Your love- Like a flower unfolding, Like strong arms upholding, Your love strengthens me. Your love, Lord, Oh Your love- Like words unending, Like prayers ascending, Your love nurtures me. Your love, Lord, Oh Your love- Like rivers cascading, Like the oak tree's shading, Your love shelters me. Your love, Lord, Oh Your love- Like wings that are soaring, Like dew in the morning, Your love covers me.
©2018 Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow. Adapted from Come Sit Awhile, Roy Lessin. Used with permission.

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