Thursday, May 24, 2007

Some good stuff

I have started reading Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. So far I really like it. It is amazing how sneaky Satan can be. It has already revealed to me so much. One of the quotes that really struck me is about God's love. So often we are faced with the world that tells us God doesn't love you if He did He wouldn't... well the truth is that "He loves me-because He is love. His love for me is not based on anything I have ever done or ever could do for Him. It is not based on my performance. I do not deserve His love and could never earn it." So many times I find myself doubting God's love for me because of the past sins/mistakes I have made. I am beginning to get a better handle on the fact that God loves me just because I'm me. That thought is so comforting and amazing it made me cry this morning. (Granted I am very emotional right now :) ) How crazy and awesome is that, there is nothing I can do that will ever make Him love me less or more. I don't have to compete for His's just there.

There was also a quote from Hannah Whitall Smith that summarizes the greatness of His love..."Put together all the tenderest love you know, the deepest you have ever felt, and the strongest that has ever been poured out upon you, and heap it upon all the love of all the loving human hearts in the world, and then multiply it by infinity, and you will begin , perhaps, to have some faint glimpse of what the love of God is." Now if that isn't love I don't know what is.

I am really beginning to see God's fingerprints in all of my trials. I may not like going through them(okay let's be honest it stinks). But Hebrew 12:10 tells us that God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in His holiness. I pray God will give me the strength and encouragement I need. I know He will because there isn't anything He can't handle, but it's hard to let everything go.


Katie said...

Meggo! Thanks for the blog. That's something that we all forget sometimes. We really never deserve God's love, even when we are at our best. But it's amazing to think that He chooses to love us not b/c He needs to but b/c He wants to. I'm praying for you and love you tons! :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Megs. I'm glad you're learning from and growing through these trials. Those are some awesome truths you just mentioned. I'm praying for you! Love you!

charadam said...

Megan, Wow! You reminded me of so many great truths today, thanks.

I think in our "me" centered cultured it is hard to believe that God's love has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Him, a hard concept to truly grasp. Thanks for the encouragement.

We miss you, remember you are welcome in OK anytime.

charadam said...

hey Meg,
It was good chatting with you today. Hey, I just realized that your link to us is not working. It takes you to the blogger sign in page.

You can just copy and paste this into that link if you want.

I love you Meggo.

Have fun with your 1/2 days.