Happy, Sunday Friends. During this 31 Day Planning with Purpose Series we have been a bit more contemplative, deviating from the normal format in posts on Sundays. Today I want to share something I wrote a while back. May this Sunday refresh you, bring you the reminder of God’s Love and Faithfulness. May you find the balance between busy and blessed as you plan your upcoming week.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. ~Ephesians 5:15-17
The one thing that attracts me to Jesus,
is His love.
Not that you may be surprised by it,
but His love is surprising to me.
See, I am fully aware of the rarity and the perfection of this love.
This love that would die, is not common to man.
This love which the Bible describes as an all consuming fire.
This love that promises to never leave nor forsake me.
This love that bled for me…
receives my confessions,
turns the other cheek again, and again-
while I struggle to say the words, “I’m Sorry”,
without a hint of self-righteousness.
This love that daily feeds me,
nourishes my being into wholeness,
completes me and continues to perfect me,
an imperfect sinner growing more Holy in His dying.
I cannot fathom this Love.
This love which holds no malice when treated badly, unfairly.
Judged, slandered, crucified.
Weeping over those who refuse
His open arms.
This love does fascinate, resonate within, and completely confound me.
This love that utterly defeats the sin which I cling to,
with filthy rotting, fleshly, hands.
Corruptible. Cleansed by His Incorruptibility.
Perfection replaces imperfection.
Grace that imparts graciousness, to the undeserving and ungrateful.
Mercy that births godly sorrow and repentance.
Love that promises to chase every fear away,
that never pushes, shoves or behaves rudely.
But promises Forever,
wrapped in peace and power
clothed in gentleness.
Love that sacrificed
to provide a righteousness, seat,
Security for me
meant death upon that tree
for Him whose love was willing.
A saving love spelled out with costly blood.
Yes, I’m fascinated by His Love,
and I could go on forever
about the wonders of it.
That is exactly what I intend to do,
by His grace, for His glory
In His name Forever.
This is Day 19 of the series Planning with Purpose: 31 Days of Planner Tips
I wrote an INTRO POST here explaining everything!
I have also made designated a PAGE for it. Hope this makes it easy. I am happy to tackle a topic, or issue with regard to your planner habits.
Feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me.
I pray this series is a blessing to you.