turn all the way

It’s February and it’s the month of love and it’s the longest-shortest month of the year and I want to write about love but I realize maybe I don’t know anything about love and what can I learn in only a few long-short weeks?

Really, what is love? really… love is….

and I think 1 Corinthians 13.

But I don’t know what it’s talking about and I can’t recite the verses and I may just be the opposite of love and I can’t take it so I don’t look . I don’t read . I don’t memorize . I don’t recite . How in the world – the months – these weeks – for this special day can I  live out these scriptures?

I must turn.

I must turn all the way.

I’ve gotta turn all the way away from my sin all the way to the Savior and re.pent.

Repent… repentance isn’t only turning away from sin but it’s turning to the Savior.

I’ve gotta remember…

I’ve got to remember He preached “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Remember He called “Follow me…”

Remember the disciples immediately left their nets, their boats, their work, their father, and followed him (These grown men left everything).

Remember He commands “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”

Remember He answers “The greatest command is this: love God with all of who you are and love your neighbors as yourself….”

Remember He gives Himself so that they and you and me could have everything.

This is the way . the truth . the life . of love.

Jesus loves you and me this I know.

He loves you and me so much in this way that He gives His life so that you and me sinners dead can have life abundant and eternal.

Maybe that’s when I can know love…. when I seek first the Kingdom of God and I follow Him,  I turn all the way to Him, maybe then the Way the Truth and the Life leads me into His love?

Maybe this is when I love Him with my all and I am able to love others the way I love myself…

Maybe love is wiping off shelves and wiping away tears and putting everything back in its place. Maybe love is hot coffee and sweet chocolate and strong words and sweet compassion. Maybe love is looking into his eyes; hugging her neck; choosing to turn all the way so that you can hold that person’s hand and help them into the kingdom of Heaven with you, into abundant and eternal life together.

Love is this. Love is not pink and purple construction paper and red and white candies. I might like those things but they are not love.

Love is this. Love is not pretty and polite and polished and put together but ugly and painful and messy and unraveled and falling to pieces, and being made whole again by Love Himself.

Love is this. Love is not sitting on a throne beside Him but coming under the Cross with Him. Love is the death burial and resurrection of Christ for you and Love is taking up your Cross and following Him.

Love is not a set aside day for a dinner date but all personal preferences set aside so that my minutes, days, weeks, months, years and life prefer someone else besides me, so that my life turns you and her and every person I hug all the way around to Jesus.

Jesus loves you this I know

and Jesus is love this I know

for the Bible tells me so.

When we are little and sinful and silly and weak

He is lovely and Sovereign and Good and strong

and Jesus is Love.

And maybe this year I will lean in a little more and turn all the way around to Love and hug your neck in a way that turns you all the way around in love to Him… and maybe we will be transformed by Love that casts out fear and cares for all of our burdens and why not now?

Love Came Down

written a couple of years ago for the devotion I gave at my church’s women’s ministry Christmas party, I share this with you today…

Christmas is truly the most wonderful time of the year! Jesus’ birthday is worth celebrating all month – all year – for our entire lifetime, and on into all of eternity! We celebrate Christ. We celebrate our family, our friends, our dreams come true throughout the past year. We celebrate that our hope rests in Christ, that Christ is our family, He is our friend, He is our dream come true. Christmas is the holiday where we celebrate the immaterial becoming material. John 1 declares, “The Word became flesh,” and aren’t we so humbly grateful!? He dwelt among us; He sympathizes with us. The real magic of Christmas lies in the great reality that this holiday is when we celebrate that IN Christ, the spiritual and material MEET.

This is the joy of the season, this is the good news, this is the laughter and the paradox and the earth-shaking magic of Christmas. The infinite Word became a physical baby. We celebrate the immaterial becoming material as we decorate our trees, as we hang garland. We celebrate the greatest Gift as we give gifts to each other. We celebrate that He is our favorite as we share our favorites with each other. We celebrate that He is our family and our friend as we share meals and mugs of hot chocolate with friends and family. We celebrate because He is worthy of our celebration. He is our Christ. He is our celebration. He is our holiday. He is the Savior of the World!

You know, I was thinking, as I asked the Lord what He wanted to share with you at this special Christmas party, what is it that brings these women together? I mean, we are each so different in so many ways. Some of us are tall; some of us are short. There are older women here and there are younger women here. There are women with boisterous personalities and women with quiet dispositions. There are women gathered here that are interested in cooking, and women that are interested in going out for dinner (and probably all of us enjoy a little of both!). There are women here who have a love for fashion; there are women here who have a love for the outdoors. We are showing our individuality tonight as each one of us brought a different gift to exchange. I think it unlikely, and truly remarkable, if any one of us brought something that someone else brought too. Truly, we are all individuals unique from each other.

The unity of the Spirit and His special bond of peace and our Savior IS our common ground. We are equal at the Cross. If you are a believer, then you are a child of the Father of lights. And all of us who are believers are His children. We each have been made and have been redeemed to the glory of God the Father. And His glory is what brings us together.

His glory is what unites our hearts and enlivens our conversation. His glory is what ignites and sweetens our friendships. His glory is what ultimately crossed the bridge and closed the gap between heaven and earth. Christ is the Bridge. Christ offers us His loving salvation, closing the divide between God and humanity. Christ pours His love into our hearts, bringing close together everyone who believes. The glory of God, the sweet love of Jesus, the unity of the Spirit is who brings each one of us together with each other tonight.

We each admit that in no way does anything else or anyone else save. We confess that Christ is the only and the best Savior. We believe in our hearts and proclaim with our lives that Jesus Christ is Lord – Our personalities are not lord; our dispositions and our interests are not lord, but Christ is our Lord. And under the banner of Christ, we are sweet sisters.

I pray that tonight the Lord will root us and ground us in a special way in the love of the Lord. I pray that we will know, because we have believed, because we have tasted and seen, the love of our Savior. I pray this to Him who is able to do more than we could ever ask or imagine or think or hope.

Colossians three verse fourteen reads, “And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” As we dress ourselves this Christmas in fancy dresses and red polished fingernails, as we engage with family and friends and neighbors and the post office workers, let’s put on love. Let’s allow Christ to bind everything together in perfect harmony. Let’s open ourselves up so that the Lord can pour in and shine forth His glory in our lives.

Maybe you are wondering, “How I am supposed to practically ‘let the glory of the Lord shine’ in my life? How should this really look in my own day to day?”

Girls, how are we to put on love if we do not simply let Christ dress us in His love?

So, let’s sit back. Perhaps you like to close your eyes and rest, perhaps you would like to sip your hot drink or snack on a cookie – just relax, girl, and soak in His sweet love for each one of us, for me, for you. Let’s sit back and listen as I read over you and to you Scripture that tells us who He is and who we are in Him.

Let’s begin in one of my personal favorites, Colossians.

Paul tells us of Christ in Colossians :

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the Head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

And then, in John, Scripture reads :

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

To the church of Ephesus, Paul declares – and the Holy Spirit declares to us today:

That you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—AND AS IF THIS WERE NOT ENOUGH – and [He] raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Oh how He loves us, girls! We were completely worse off than we ever could imagine AND His love is greater and better and fuller and wider and deeper and higher and more wonderful than we could ever dared to hope!

“For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”

He calls us His children!

And when our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts.

And whenever your heart condemns you, God is greater than your heart!

Let’s turn our ears and our hearts to hear the song of love that the Lord sings over us:

The LORD your God is in your midst,

a mighty one who will save;

he will rejoice over you with gladness;

he will quiet you by his love;

he will exult over you with loud singing.

Sweet sisters, let’s rejoice in Lord! :

At this truth, I will greatly rejoice in the LORD; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

Let’s respond to His love, like Mary, mother of Jesus, did after she received the message from the angel announcing the soon coming of the Son of God:

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.”

This is the truth, this is the Good News for our hearts:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jesus is our Savior. He is our Love. Let’s live this simple song in our day to day “Jesus loves me, this I know.” This is the reality, women, that Jesus loves us – not that we love Him. Romans tells us that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. John 3 tells us that He loved us so much in this way that He died on the cross for us.

He has taken on the wrath of God against our sin. Our iniquity, our shame, our sin was laid on the Savior of the World, on Christ, on God who became flesh.

And in Him we live, love, move, and have our being.

In Him, we put on Love.

In Him, we dress in Righteousness.

In Him, we are united.

In Him, we celebrate.

In Him, we wish each other a Merry Christmas!

Lord, we pray that you will suspend our disbelief. We pray that like little children on Christmas morning excited and glowing over their new gifts, that we will be excited and glowing and bubbling over with happiness at the magic of Christmas, over the gift of Christ. We pray that we will take in and know, we will believe and respond in and to your Love for us. We pray that we will rejoice in Your love. We are just falling in love with You as we ponder that while we were children of wrath, while we were still sinners, while we were in the grave, You died FOR us, in our place; you took on the wrath; you made us children of your precious Father; you gave us New Life, your Life, you are Life.

Let us sensibly respond to the fact that You love us by loving You back. Thank you for your intervening love, for your restraining love, for your lavish love, for your saving love, for your amazing love. And we are falling in love with you, Father. We are putting on your love. We are letting you dress us in your Love. We are realizing that we are more loved than we ever dared hope. And as we awaken to You, Lord, we celebrate You, Son of God and Son of Man, Savior of the World, truly our Holiday, truly our Christmas. – Amen.

lavished love

praise the Lord – today, I listened to my little man and, by His great love which He has lavished on me, I responded in love.

….

Leland and I were driving home from bible study, when he announced, cake pop – cake pop!

We were driving past Starbucks, the yummy place with milk and cake pops.

I asked Leland, baby, would you like a cake pop?… and with an excited yes! from the back seat, I turned around, and we drove through the line at Starbucks, commencing Leland’s two year old birthday celebration.

Surely, this is a simple way to celebrate. And something I could have distracted him from, dismissed altogether, or indulged after he (may have) whined.

But I love that the Lord reminded me in my heart of His lavish love with which He loves me! — and I thought, I can do this good for my son. I can show him that I love him with a simple yummy, a cake pop. In the same way that the precious Lord uses simple means to show me His great love, I can show Leland my love for him by driving through the Starbucks line and requesting, two cake pops, please!

What momentous memories we can make with our loves when we remember the Lord’s sweet love for us, when we respond out of the overflow of His love, when we say yes, yes, yes, yes, my child, I love you and yes, I will do you good.

celebrate!
our delicious delights

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If there’s one thing…

Don’t you feel like there’s an easiness when we read something like this in the Word : “love others.” ?

And we think of a mass blanket of worldly faces spread across the globe. We think of strangers and cashiers. We think of nationalities and homeless shelters. We are happy and contented to love all of the others out there, somewhere. We think, we could do it. We could extend open arms and warm hearts and smiling grins to all of those people.

And then we walk from our quiet-time seclusion into the chaos of our kitchen, snap at our spouse and ignore the chubby arms outstretched in anticipation toward us from our child

…. and we haven’t loved anybody at all very well at all.

Those are your others. Your spouse. Your precious children. Those who you call friends. Those who you call fellow ministry workers. Those who you call church family. The people who you can reach out and touch. The ones who’s faces and hands you know so well. Names and lives and hearts occupy ‘others.’

And if there’s anything I want to do while I am sitting and abiding in Christ during this life is love others.

Oh let me tell you – and please don’t let this shock you. Scripture tells you better. I am awful at it. At loving others. I may be worse than you; reading the word ‘love others’ and instead of thinking of a sea of unknown faces, I just don’t think about it at all. Heart of stone, that’s what it’s called.

Oh God! Let me sit and sink into and be turned from stone to flesh, from death to life, from hate and apathy to love.

So if there’s any way at all by the power of the Holy Spirit, because of the resurrection of Christ from the grave, and because of the wonderful loving Creator God who made me in His image, and there is a way! in Christ, may I love others, Lord.

Tyler.

Leland.

My parents.

My brothers and sisters.

My in-laws.

My extended family, God bless them.

My bible study girls.

My church family.

My friends.

My neighbors.

Lord, these are hearts You love. These are hearts You lived and died and rose again for. As I’m in You, may I love them so well. So happily. May this be my response to You, to love others in Your Name.

Do you know how this can happen in me, whose naturally awful at it? Read famous love chapter this way :

Christ, who is Love, is patient

and Christ is kind

Christ does not envy or boast

Christ is not arrogant or rude.

Christ, who is Love, does not insist on its own way

Christ is not irritable or resentful

Christ does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.

Christ bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and Christ endures all things.

Christ  never fails.

(1 Corinthians 13 ESV)

Isn’t that overwhelming!? So wonderful!?

It is only Christ in me, Christ in you, who is Love, who can impart love to us, who can instill love for others in us. Isn’t that excitingly encouraging in the face of our own massive failings in living out this love when reality hits us in the face the minute we step out of our quiet times? (Shoot, when we have a hard time IN our quiet time with the Lord.) 

I have HOPE in Christ who is LOVE that I can and will and have the FREEDOM to respond in LOVE to my husband, to my baby boy with outstretched arms, to the long list of people that the Lord has gifted my life with.

CHRIST IS MY HOPE. 

CHRIST IS LOVE. 

So with Christ, who is Love, dwelling inside of us and instilling His character in us, let us, love one another, for love is from God. (1 John 4:7 ESV)

* the first three months or so…

Come to Me

Psalm 139 has really spoken to me throughout this first trimester. It just covers all of the bases. I mean, it talks about how I’ve been created, how the Lord hems me in – bless the LORD! -, how this precious life is being created, and that it. is. all. FOR HIS GLORY.

Let’s read Psalm 139 together, shall we?

O LORD, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
Where shall I go from your Spirit?
Or where shall I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!
O men of blood, depart from me!
They speak against you with malicious intent;
your enemies take your name in vain.
Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
I hate them with complete hatred;
I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!
(Psalm 139 ESV)

There is so much, so much that someone could say as the Lord teaches us through this passage. I’m so grateful to the Lord for preserving this awesome piece of Scripture for us to read, to learn Him, to learn who we are.

A couple of things that the Lord has personally taught me during these first several weeks of pregnancy is that my body is His.

And pregnancy – and then taking care of this precious child with my body, with my mind, and with my soul – is a sacrifice of myself. Perhaps the greatest sacrifice that He will ever call me to.

And I just worship Him for that.

My body, loosing its mind and gaining curves. My body, desiring simple carbs and never knowing what will settle well on its tummy. My body, stretched and strained, tired and uncomfortable.

My body, like Ann Voskamp says of hers, swollen with life. (I just LOVE this imagery!)

Right here in my own home, the Lord calls me to die to myself. Calls me to take up my cross. Calls me to follow Him.

Leave comfort and convenience. Leave ideals and frills. Leave selfishness and superficial self-worth.

And COME. TO. ME.

Sacrifice your body, Rachel. Give it to this baby. Give it to the Lord.

Sacrifice your mind, Rachel. (Pregnancy brain is something else, I’ll tell ya.)

Sacrifice your hold-it-all-togetherness, since one. you don’t anyways, and two. there’s freedom living in the reality that the LORD is the One that holds it together.

Whatever little thing, give it. Just like the rich, young ruler who Jesus told, leave your money (the little thing, a huge hindrance for this man) and come follow me (THE ONE). But I don’t want to leave sad like he did. I want to give it. And gladly follow and live for the Lord.

I want to offer to this precious child, and to Leland, a cool cup of water, because whatever we do for the little children, we do unto the Lord.

I love how once  we leave the stench, the chains, the death of self and sin, we come into Christ, who is LIFE. And we realize, this was no sacrifice at all. I left DEATH so that He could give me LIFE.

This precious life inside of me is not to be viewed as an inconvenience to my self-image and self-worth; this baby is valued a precious gift, which the child is!

Christ is no longer misunderstood as asking me to give up anything, but asking me to empty my hands of all vain things that I may take hold of what is truly life.

Lord, as You call me into You, and call me to carry this life, I desire that I will glorify you, mind, body, heart, and soul, right where I am, with this baby growing inside.

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{photo courtesy of everyday clever}

Love Love Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

 

 

** The first post of this series : Treasure Upon Treasure

** The second post of this series : The Law of Love

The love of the Lord and His command to us to love Him is to rest, to be, to sit, to dwell, on our hearts.

The other day I told Leland, “Listen and obey Mommy.” I am sure this is something I will say again and again a thousand times to him throughout his life. I also told Leland, “Mommy loves you, baby.”

And isn’t that exactly what the Lord is saying to the Israelites in Deuteronomy?

Children, listen and obey.

Children, I love you.

And what makes the Lord’s love even better, what makes His love better than life, is that He is perfect and so His love is perfect.

I told Leland, “Listening and obeying Mommy helps you to learn to listen and obey the Lord. It’s something you will learn throughout your entire life. And it’s funny that the Lord would have Mommy teach this to you, because she is still learning to listen and obey the Lord herself.”

Isn’t this the truth?

Even so, it’s because the perfect Lord shows us unfathomable, gracious, steadfast, faithful love – to us who are imperfect, finite, quick-tempered, fickle, impatient, faithless, faltering children – that we can love others in His love.

We each are children, His children, and as we listen and obey and remember that the Lord loves us, we can love Him in return, love others well, and live for the glory of the Lord, in our life preserved for eternity in the ultimate Promised Land.

The Law of Love

** The first post of this series : Treasure Upon Treasure

 

One of the passages that is well-known, and for good reason, from Deuteronomy that constantly makes itself known to me is Deuteronomy 6. Why don’t you take out your copy of God’s Word and read aloud to yourself this chapter? It’s so good for us to read and hear aloud His Word to our hearts.

First, read aloud verses one through nine. If you do not have a copy of His Word handy, here it is, in the ESV translation.

“Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

Isn’t it so good to listen to – to hear out loud – the Word of God being read? And this is something that we can do all by ourselves, in our quiet times with the Lord.

Let me just first walk us through verses 10-25, as well. Maybe you will want to read to yourself these verses, too, before you read tidbits of what the Lord taught me through them.

Here are a few treasures the Lord showed me as I read through verses 10-25.

* We see in verse 10 that the Lord states that His promise is kept because He promised it to the patriarchs.

* We read in verses 16-19 that when we are enjoying good times, we are to remember and thank and celebrate the Lord, not forget the Lord and worship idols, whatever the thing is that we are enjoying, or ourselves, thinking that we brought the good to us. We are to remember that everything is from the Lord, that we are to thank Him for it, and celebrate the Lord with and through all of His good gifts He gives to us. The Lord sweetens our best days and brings comfort in our difficult days. He is to be with us and remembered, thanked, and celebrated and worshipped, every day of our lives into eternity.

* Moses reminds the people again – how often we each need daily, minute by minute reminders of what we think we may already know – to teach their sons the story of the Lord and to fear and honor the Lord with their lives.

* And what blessing the Lord promises when we fear and follow Him. He tells the Israelites and even us through Moses’ words in verses 24-25, “‘And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. And it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us.’”

Now let’s go back to verses 1-9 and think through them for a good bit.

What are some key points you notice?

What are some key phrases that seem significant?

What are some personal applications for your own life?

What are some application points as you teach others about the Lord?

The Lord and who He is and the reality that He is ONE GOD is the foundation for all of everything, for all of life. The Shema, which exclaims,  “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” shows us that. That is why the Lord has Moses begin there.

The Lord – sovereign ruler over all, high above and lofty – is to be the Lord of our every day life. See that, friends? Wherever you are going – as you are with the people who can seem ‘commonplace’ in your life – whatever y’all are doing – the Lord is to be the Lord of those times, on our lips, center of our conversation and teaching times, center of our prayers and praises and petitions. The Lord is to be Lord.

We make Him Lord in our lives by loving Him with everything that we are, with everything that we’ve got. We live to learn to love Him with our minds, with our motives, with our motions. We learn to love Him in every minute of the day, in every circumstance and happenstance that comes our way. We learn to love Him through each relationship through which the Lord blesses our lives. We are to love Him in the simple, every day, hum drum stuff of life. Stuff like dishes, laundry, decorating, dinner, lazy afternoons, hard floor scrubbing, and even ironing. Whatever our days consist of, that is where are to love Him. We are to start now, today, whatever our place, position, posture.

What place in your life do you need to say to the Lord, “You are Lord”?

Where do you do well in your life loving the Lord?

Let’s allow the Lord, who is indeed the Lord, rule and reign in His perfect loves in our hearts, in our minds, in our lives. When we bend our knees, He lifts our head. When we stand staunchly against Him, we only hurt ourselves. Let’s allow Life to give us life, even today.

 

** The third post of this series : Love Love Love