Saturday, November 15

fully love

Fully. All. Deny Self. 24/7. Follow hard after God.

After leaving everyone with that thought yesterday, I knew I had to come back today with the rest of the story.


Because even though we want to do all those things found above, sometimes as soon as we walk out of the room we fail. Often miserably. As Paul would lament in Romans 7:19, "I want to do what is good, but I don't. I don't want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway."

It is a struggle, isn't it? Sin is always lurking around the corner. And it can be powerful.

But God hasn't left us alone. Instead of attempting to overcome sin on our own, we have access to the tremendous power of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

When we fail, He doesn't love us less. When we succeed, He doesn't love us more. He plain and simply loves us unconditionally all the time with a love our human minds cannot fully comprehend. A love so clearly stated in Ephesians 3:17b-20: "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

So, yes, commit your heart to God in this manner.....
Fully. All. Deny Self. 24/7. And as you follow hard after God know that He is right there with you when you stumble. There is no sin that His forgiveness does not cover no matter how big it may be. He is merciful and full of grace. His unchanging and amazing love will pick you up and get you back on the path to follow Him.

And while you're on that path, be sure to share a little of His love with others!

Tammy ~@~

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