Dear Precious Friends,
WOW.. What a beautiful day it is!!! We love days like today and the cool crisp air we are feeling. I pray that you are feeling greatly loved by the one who loves us so much He came to teach us how to live and died the death we deserved to give us assurance we would be with Him forever in heaven. All we have to do is receive this precious gift and live our lives in obedience to Him.
We are here because he has work for us to do! When times are tough, our job is to reflect this incredible gift we've received to all we come in contact with. The cost of Christs love for us was infinite: it cost the suffering and death of the Son of God. The strength of his love was so great that he overcame the obstacle to it in our own ungodliness and unworthiness. The benefits of his love are as great as everything God owns in the universe. Nothing will separate us from him. And nothing good will be kept from us by him.
John Piper reminds us that we are his heirs. And his love was free. Nobody took his life from him. He laid it down of his own accord. He loves his people — those who will have this love as their treasure — with a love that cannot be greater than it is. If you will receive it as your treasure and cherish it, Christ loves you more than you can comprehend. And yet it we can see His great love through His word and try to comprehend it in part. Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:17–19,
[May you be] rooted and grounded in love, [and thus] be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.
So he prays for us — and we are praying — that by sending our roots down into the depths of the love of Christ, we may comprehend it. Not by standing aside and merely observing it, but by rooting our lives in it.
Blessed is the person . . . whose delight is in the law of the Lord and who meditates on it day and night. He will be like a tree planted by a stream that bears fruit in season and does not wither.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.
There you see it again. The word delighted in and meditated on day and night, producing strong trust in God — confidence that God is for us, that he loves us and will be for us all that we need — and the strength to bear the fruit of love, even in the year of drought.
Let us be a people of the word, and a people of faith, and people of love, by the power of the Spirit....
Now my friends... This is truth... Lets receive it and live it...
Can I get an amen!!