Day 17: Wednesday, April 29th
I knew early in my relationship with the Lord that He loved me but it took me a long to get to a place where I could say "I love you" to Him. Maybe it was because I'm a guy and not quick to be emotional, or maybe it was because I didn't fully understand how much He loved and loves me.
Today's devotional paints a good picture of what we might have been before we were created. It kind of blows my mind that, before I was born, my soul was ... somewhere??? Nevertheless, reading HOW MUCH God loves me with an everlasting love, that He created me for Him, equally blows my mind!
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:27
What's awesome is we get to experience His love for us daily. Every good thing in our lives are from Him! Take a look around and realize that powerful and yet simple fact -- talk about keeping God front and center in our minds!
So, my challenge for you is to count your blessings and take on the perspective we see in Isaiah 61:10; to delight greatly in the Lord, to rejoice in your God who loves you so much that He created you--He drew you with loving kindness!
Thank you Lord for choosing me, for calling me out of darkness, into your wonderful light!