God Loves You

God Loves You

Last week, my husband planned a getaway for my birthday.   Growing up, my family always enjoyed long, lazy summer days at the ocean front.  I have missed days like this since we got married because my man does not like to sweat.

Out of love, he booked a hotel on the water, purchased a pair of shorts, and packed the beach chairs.  It was my birthday week, and my love wanted me to enjoy it.   He was willing to sacrifice and sit outside in the sweltering sun.

Love helps us to see service as a delight, not a duty.  My husband loves me like crazy.  For me, he will sweat.

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I slept in the first morning.  The hotel had a comfy bed with fluffy pillows.  While I slowly got moving, my husband went downstairs to rent a beach umbrella.

But, we never used it.

God loves my husband.  Bruce is His favorite.  Because Abba loves my man so much, the day was cloudy and breezy.  We sat on the beach in late August in the middle of the day and did not even pull out our sunglasses.

I enjoyed the endless, mysterious ocean.  I wrote in my journal.  I listened to worship music.  I connected with my Maker and first love.  I relished in this fresh glimpse of God and refreshed my spirit.

God designed a day for both of us to enjoy.

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“This is the most important fact of your life.

God loves you.

The eternal, self-existent Being who created and sustains

everything that exists dearly loves you.

The profound thought of God’s love should begin

and end your every day. 

It should define your every goal, your every action. 

And He doesn’t merely like you when you do well;

He is personally and passionately committed to your good,

even when you fail.

God loves you.

What would happen if that three-word sentence

became the theme of your life–

if you let it change everything about you and your world?

Let’s see if we can find out.”

David Jeremiah,

from God Loves You:  He Always Has — He Always Will

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“…I have loved thee with an everlasting love:

therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”

Jeremiah 31:3, KJV

Q4U:  Has God ever done something special for you to show you your “his favorite”?  How has Abba revealed His love to you personally?  Has He given you a fresh glimpse of Him recently?  I would love for you to share your story in the comments below.

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