Sunday, July 18, 2010

God's love.

This past week at camp, God woke me in the middle of the night....big surprise, and laid this on my heart to share with the staff at camp....and I would like to share it with you. It has made an impact on me.
God loves you.
Yet this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope, because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassion's never fail, they are new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness. I say the Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait on him. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you. The Lord longs to be gracious to you, he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord your God is with you, he is might to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, and he will rejoice over you with singing.
He has a plan for your life.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for us to do. So, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you, will carry it on to completion, until the day of Christ Jesus.
But it might take some time, and you may grow tired, and you may not always understand.
The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak. Even youths will grow weary, and young men stumble and fall, but those who hope in the Lord, will renew their strength, they will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
So be encouraged.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off anything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the  joy set before him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful man, so that you will not grow weary or lose heart. For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Call to me and I will tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Don't be anxious about anything but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right. Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

2 comments:

  1. Robyn, this is great... The message on my cruise was exactly this...He so wants us to understand the extent of His love..Sinking deeper and deeper into His embrace as He makes me understand... Meet you soon !!!

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  2. "Whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things."

    This is particularly useful when tempted.

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