I know that You love me more than anyone else ever will. I am learning to love myself and to see myself the way You do. I know that You will never leave me to fend for myself. I trust in Your promises, the promises of protection and provision of strength to the weak. In my weakness I know that You are strong. Your strength and love carries me from one moment to the next. You are my peace when the storms threaten to steer me of course. You will never fail me, Your love will never fail me. I know that whatever happens in this life, I will not be alone. You are so good to me despite my failings, despite my shortcomings and imperfections. You are always good and that cannot change. You cannot be changed. I can be changed and I have been. Your love has changed me. Your longing for me has changed my life. You have called me by name. I am Yours and You are mine.
Where Your love ran red and my sin washed white, I’m in awe of You
Jesus died on the cross to pay my debt, a debt that I could never pay myself. He suffered because of me and my sin. Despite my imperfections and my failings He stretched out His arms and declared His love for me. It is only through His love that I am free.
93/365: Blood — Today marks one of the most important days in the Christian calender. Christians across the world will be remembering the day that Jesus died. His death was cruel and painful. He did not deserve what was thrown at Him. It should have been us on that cross. He was nailed to the cross because of us, because of our actions. But God loved us far too much to see us die. I would imagine that He loved Jesus so much more. His love for us saw Him sacrifice His only son. Jesus suffered and died on that cross because of God’s love for us. Jesus died so that we could live. We needed a Saviour because we would never be able to save ourselves.
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 verse 16)
68/365: Lighthouse — In Church we have started to sing the really catchy Lighthouse song that dominated every MCYC last year. To be completely honest I find the song really annoying. However the words are actually quite good and are a great reminder of God’s love for us! We sang it yesterday in Church and instead of getting myself annoyed because we were singing it I actually joined in!! To me, God is my lighthouse. He is my light when I find myself in darkness. He is my peace when the storms rage. He does not walk out on me when I mess up, or when I say or do the wrong thing. His love always finds me at the exact moment I need it. His promises will never fail me. His love will never fail me. And more importantly, He will never fail me.
As we approach the end of this year I wanted to share with you some of the lessons I have learnt over the past twelve months.