Thursday, September 1, 2011

Feeling The Love?

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—
indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8: 38,39

I was watching one of my favorite shows the other night, and one of the characters turned to his crime solving partner and said, "I'm not feeling it."  "Feeling what? his partner asked.  He replied, "I am not feeling the love".  It struck me funny at the time, but the more I thought about it the more I realized the truth in this statement. 

There are many times throughout our lives where we do not feel the love...the love of our family or friends, our community, the world, or even the love God tells us to have for ourselves.  Aren't we often our worst critics?  In our broken world, we will not always feel the love...but what about with God?

God's love is never ending, it is unconditional, it is perfect. When we open ourselves up to His presence in our lives...we can ALWAYS feel the love!  Can you feel the love??  The past few months when I have my morning quiet meditation time, I "enter" into a garden to sit with Jesus.  I often visualize Jesus saying, "I love you Renee", and I always respond back, "Oh I love you too Jesus!"  This practice is a good reminder of how much God loves and cares for matter what the day may bring.

"For God so LOVED the world He have His only begotten son,
that whosoever believes in Him will not parish,
but have everlasting life."
John 3:16

When we are going through a trial or challenges come into our lives, we may find ourselves questioning God's love. The answers for why God allows adversity in our lives may be "shrouded in mystery" as Sarah Young says in her devotional "Jesus Calling",  BUT God has promised to always be with us and to always love us. No question about it.  His love never ends and is unfailing.  Amen.  It is so.

I am feeling the love!

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Charlotte said...

I can feel the love. I feel the love every day. I felt the love reading this post. Thank you for sharing the love, Renee.

Lynn said...

Hi Renee, This is a beautiful post and so true. So many people use the phrase but I have often wondered how many know HIS love? Am so pleased that Charlotte and her co hostess have given us this beautiful site to "share the love" each weekend. Blessings,

Vintagesouthernlife said...

It is so good to know that his love is always with us ... love like no other can give.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Really like this Rene b/c everyday I feel His love and want everyone else to feel it too

Pamela said...

I feel God's love while reading your writings. What a special lady you are. I feel blessed to call you my friend.