Friday, May 25, 2012

A love letter

The "your turn" section of my devotion today read...
Write a love note to God. List at least 10 reasons why you love Him.

Dear God,
The #1 reason I love you is because you loved me first.  I know, a little cliche, but, seriously, when I think about how you gave up Jesus, knowing he would be tortured and killed...for I am so undeserving. #2 I love you because each and every time I fail, which if we're being honest is ALL THE TIME, you still love me.  Not just love me, but forgive, without question, each.and.every.single.time.  #3 I love you because even in my undeserving state, you created for me, Brandon.  I still don't feel deserving of someone who is imperfect, yet, completely perfect for me.  Thank you.  #4  Thank you that each morning, I wake with a clean slate.  "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his mercies never fail.  They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness." Lamentations 3:22-23  #5  I am thankful for your creation that I can enjoy each day if I chose to do so.  I love the green landscape, I love the flowers, I love seeing my kids play in your creation, I love a warm breezy day, I also love sleeping during rain.  I love your creation.  #6  I love how you continually surprise me with your provision.  Great examples of this are how you moved us to Plainfield when you did, getting Brandon out of retail, providing resources for Nolan, providing us a support with family and friends, how you continually provide for us financially when many would tell me to go back to work. Thank you for confirming by your provision, that your heart is for a mother at home.   #7  I love you for loaning Aubrey, Adelynne and Nolan to me for whatever time period you see fit.  They are life's greatest blessing and I feel undeserving to be there mommy.  #8  I love you because during life's most difficult times, You Alone provide inner peace that is literally indescribable.  #9  I love you because of Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and a future."  

You are good, you are good
When there's nothing good in me
You are love, You are love 
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light 
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You God, are good, even when I don't understand.

#10 I love you God, again for loving me.  I love you God for filling the emptiness I tried to fill with other things that never even came close.  I love you God for healing my hurts.  I love you God for being my friend when life sometimes feels lonely.  I love you God because YOU are God and YOU are GOOD.

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