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Celebrating God’s Love For Me

Since Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, this year (and every Valentine’s Day for the past four years)  I am celebrating God’s love for me.

The love of my Redeemer who faithfully rebuilds the ruined places of my life. Who faithfully restores hope and desire within me.

“Sing, O childless woman,
    you who have never given birth!
Break into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem,
    you who have never been in labor.
For the desolate woman now has more children
    than the woman who lives with her husband,”
    says the Lord.
“Enlarge your house; build an addition.
    Spread out your home, and spare no expense!
 For you will soon be bursting at the seams.
    Your descendants will occupy other nations
    and resettle the ruined cities.

Fear not; you will no longer live in shame.
    Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you.
You will no longer remember the shame of your youth
    and the sorrows of widowhood.
 For your Creator will be your husband;
    the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name!
He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
    the God of all the earth.
 For the Lord has called you back from your grief—
    as though you were a young wife abandoned by her husband,”
    says your God.
 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
    but with great compassion I will take you back.
 In a burst of anger I turned my face away for a little while.
    But with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
    says the Lord, your Redeemer.

“Just as I swore in the time of Noah
    that I would never again let a flood cover the earth,
so now I swear
    that I will never again be angry and punish you.
For the mountains may move
    and the hills disappear,
but even then my faithful love for you will remain.
    My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”
    says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

 “O storm-battered city,

    troubled and desolate!
I will rebuild you with precious jewels
    and make your foundations from lapis lazuli.
I will make your towers of sparkling rubies,
    your gates of shining gems,
    and your walls of precious stones.
I will teach all your children,
    and they will enjoy great peace.
 You will be secure under a government that is just and fair.
    Your enemies will stay far away.
You will live in peace,
    and terror will not come near.
 If any nation comes to fight you,
    it is not because I sent them.
    Whoever attacks you will go down in defeat.

 “I have created the blacksmith
    who fans the coals beneath the forge
and makes the weapons of destruction.
    And I have created the armies that destroy.
 But in that coming day
    no weapon turned against you will succeed.
You will silence every voice
    raised up to accuse you.
These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord;
    their vindication will come from me.
    I, the Lord, have spoken!”

~Isaiah 54

The love of a King for His bride. Longed for, delighted in.

Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say.

    Forget your people and your family far away.
 For your royal husband delights in your beauty;
    honor him, for he is your lord.
 The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts.
    The wealthy will beg your favor.
 The bride, a princess, looks glorious
    in her golden gown.
In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king,
    accompanied by her bridesmaids.
What a joyful and enthusiastic procession
    as they enter the king’s palace!

~Psalm 45:10-15

His heart beats for me. Little old me. Insignificant me.

He. Loves. Me.

Soak it up. Single, in a Relationship, Married. Because He loves you too!

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God’s Word

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater; so shall be My word that goes forth from My mouth: it shall not return void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV).

God, thank You for Your Word. Thank You that it satisfies and sustains. Thank You that it gives life and vibrance. Thank You that it awakens and bears fruit. Thank You that it can plant a seed and nourish a soul. Thank You that every time Your Word goes out, it is intentional and with fulfilled purpose. Your Purpose.

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