wholehearted: intimacy, courage and freedom in God

Letting God love you

on May 7, 2015
‘I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will give you mighty inner strength through His Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in Him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvellous love. And may you have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.’ (Ephesians 3:16-19)
Over the last month I’ve been asking myself this question…How different would my life be if I truly understood the extravagant love that God has for me? Would I stop striving, stop wrestling with my insecurities, stop worrying what people thought of me, stop letting fear control me. Would KNOWING- at the very depth of my being- that I was loved beyond measure by God, the Creator of the universe, change how I walked through life? I’m pretty convinced it would!
Over the last month I have felt God wooing me back to that place of first love. Of calling me to just come and sit at His feet and allow His beautiful, tender love to wash over the wounds, the insecurities, the ruins, the imperfections and KNOW that I am loved. There is so much in my life that I want healed, thought patterns I want chopped out at their ugly roots, ruins that I want life breathed into, and I can’t do any of it without Jesus, without His extravagant, gentle, gracious love for me. And so He woos me…COME.
Are you weary…COME…for He is gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul. (Matt 11:28-30)
Are you dry…COME…rivers of living water will flow from within you. (John 7:37)
Are you fearful…COME…with His love He will calm all your fears (Zephaniah 3:17)
Are you stressed…COME…the peace of God will guard your heart and mind (Philippians 4:6-7)
Are you feeling lonely…COME…He will never leave you or forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5)
Are you feeling vulnerable…COME…He is a shield around you, your glory, the One who lifts your head high. (Psalm 3:3)
What would it look like to come into His presence, no agenda, just there to love and be loved? To just sit in the sunshine of His love and let that love minister to your heart? To allow that love to wash over every barren, broken part of your being and breathe life? To be filled to the measure with the fullness of His love?
Jesus woos us to come…. He is everything we need!
So let’s make a date with the One who loves us beyond measure. Grab your coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate, go out in creation or snuggle under your blankie, put some worship music on and let God love you. No agenda, just being…being loved, being present, being in His presence!
And as we gaze on His glory, we are being transformed! His love is changing us from the inside out. His Spirit is healing, transforming, renewing and becoming bigger within us!!!! Praise God!
‘My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask Him to strengthen you by His Spirit- not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength- that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite Him in. And I ask Him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test it’s length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.’ (Ephesians 3:18-19 The Message).
Tammy x

4 responses to “Letting God love you

  1. Noreen Packer says:

    Once again Tammy your message comes just at the right time for me.


  2. stef says:

    Thanks Tammy your blog really helps to remind me in the busyness of my life to stop and COME back to feel the eternal love of GOD… I was thinking about this blog and realised just how much I must miss from GOD in one day because my days are so full. Time to de-clutter and create space. thanks Tam


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