I find myself falling in love more with the Savior every day, is it because I'm better than everybody else and he values me so much more...is it because I have achieved great milestones in ministry and set myself apart from the crowd...no, it is because every day I realize just a little more how much he loves me. Many times in the church we hear how much Jesus loved us, how much he cared for us, but really it's that He is loving me today and He is caring for me today, and on my bad days He loves me and cares for me...it's more than just what He has accomplised to spare my life, it is what He is wanting to accomplish in my life....how could I not love Him more at this moment than a moment ago.
I don't know where you are in life, I won't try to pretend that I "understand" what you're going through...but I can share with you what Jesus went through, and what He's brought me through...May the Lord bless you today.
A Season to remember
Many people of many denominations are observing a season of Lent, a time when we give up something for a period of time as a way of sacrifice. During this time many will pray more than any other time of year either individually or in groups, and the season will carry us through the celebration of Easter. But I pray that this year would be the year when we truly go beyond a season and give ourselves fully to the faith that draws us to the cross.
For us, when Easter comes and goes we so easily fall back into the routine of religion, we pick back up that thing we "sacrificed" for forty days...but what about Jesus? We too often look at the most vital moments of the foundation of our faith as merely dates on a calendar, or events to be attended, it is so much more, He is so much more.