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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 2: Perfectly Loved


What if LOVE BLOOMED

in you & through you

no matter

wherever you are

or

whatever your circumstance

and

whether you

FELT LOVE

or not.

Well

LOVE ALWAYS BLOOMS

when you are

PLANTED IN JESUS

who

IS PERFECT LOVE

because

LOVE isn't a FEELING.

LOVE is

RECEIVING

WHAT GOD FEELS

about you

and what

HE did to show

HIS LOVE PERFECTLY~

"For GOD so LOVED the world that HE gave HIS one and only SON,

that whoever believes in HIM shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).

Oh we know this TRUTH,

yet it is so hard to comprehend

that THIS LOVE

cost JESUS so much,

yet costs us nothing

but

to just

BELIEVE & RECEIVE

I have a such a hard time

RECEIVING

the GOOD

at times,

yet it is so easy for me to give.

Why is it?

PRIDE.

Yikes.

The dreaded "P" word,

even if it is dressed as

"I am not worthy" to RECEIVE.

It sounds like

HUMILITY

when really it is

PRIDE~

thinking too much of yourself

of what you BELIEVE about yourself

of what others BELIEVE about yourself.

And then you have

GOD who wants you to

BELIEVE what HE BELIEVES about you.

HIS PERFECT LOVE

that is

a FREE GIFT,

with no strings attached

except one~

TO RECEIVE

the

ONE

who is

PERFECT LOVE.

Could there also be a

FEAR to

RECEIVE LOVE,

because maybe just maybe

GOD

could not possibly

LOVE you

so why even give HIM a chance to

LOVE you.

BUT HIS

PERFECT LOVE

trumps all things

as it

drives out all

FEAR

because

FEAR has to do with punishment,

And if you are

PERFECTED IN HIS LOVE

then you will never be punished

because who punishes

someone

who has

RECEIVED

THE PERFECT LOVE

of the

one who wore RED on the CROSS

that covers all

the

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT parts of you & I

that read like a neon sign

shouting

NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

Oh RECEIVE

without question

because

you will never win

convincing GOD that

you are

NOT GOOD ENOUGH

to RECEIVE HIS SON

because

HE RECEIVES you

without question

because

"HE was wounded for our transgressions,

HE was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];

The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on HIM,

And by HIS stripes (wounds) we are healed.

All of us like sheep have gone astray,

We have turned, each one, to his own way;

But the LORD has caused the wickedness of us all [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]

To fall on HIM [instead of us]" (Isaiah 53:5-6).

Oh

BLOOM IN HIS PERCET LOVE

just because

you are

"PERFECTLY LOVED"

(listen to the song below)


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