For my "WFW" I want to share what I studied tonight in Psalms 18, and a portion from Max Lucado's ~ A Gentle Thunder:
"May I share with you a favorite verse of mine? I like it so much I wrote it on the first page of my Bible."
"Because He delights in me, he save me." Psalm 18:19
"And you thought he saved you because of your decency. You thought he saved you because of your good works or good attitude or good looks. Sorry. If that were the case, your salvation would be lost when your voice went south or your works got weak.
There are many reasons God saves you: to bring glory to himself, to appease his justice, to demonstrate his sovereignty. But one of the sweetest reasons God saved you is because he is fond of you. He likes having you around. He thinks you are the best thing to come down the pike in quite awhile." "As a man rejoices over his new wife, so your God will rejoice over you." Isaiah 62:5
If God had a referigerator, your picture would be on it. If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever he you want to talk, he'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart. And the Christmas gift he sent you in Bethlehem? Face it, friend, He's crazy about you."
Do you sometimes miss exactly how much God loves us? I know I'm guilty of that. But, think about it, who else would send their Son to die a cruel death for you and I, who is ALWAYS available, just waiting for us to talk to Him, and who else can live in our heart?
As we come upon the next few months, think about how much he loves you!
Have a fantastic Wednesday. And if you have not, visit more WFW with Amy.