Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It’s God’s love letter – to you. Do you ever just wonder if God loves you? I know you know it, but you know you, what you do, and don’t do, that you should do. And you know that He knows you completely, the good, the bad and the ugly. Do you sometimes feel that you wouldn’t love you, if you were Him? Have you ever wondered if God loves you? Because sometimes you just don’t feel it? Have you ever known it, because He said it, but just didn’t feel like He loves you, because you just don’t feel loved or loveable? Do you ever wish that you would know for sure? That you could feel and believe that He does? If you ever wonder if God really loves you, you need to Praise more, and Declare more. The truth is there whether you see it or not. The truth is there whether you feel it or not. The truth is there, and the evidence is everywhere, whether you accept it or not. There’s ‘Be Loved,’ and ‘Feel Loved’. Be loved is up to Him, feel loved is up to you. He sent His Son, He gave you life and breath, even just this last one… He has given you His Word of truth, He woke you up this morning, in your right mind, He gives you your daily bread, He has plans for you today – plans for your good that demonstrate his love for you - Daily! His Word is the truth of His love for you. So if you are loved, but don’t always feel loved. What can you do? We don’t go by feelings. But God is not like the husband – who when His wife asked Him, “Why don’t you ever tell me you love me?” “I told you already, and if it ever changes, I’ll tell you.” That’s not what she’s after… God’s not like that grumpy husband. He pours out his love for his children daily. He tells them again and again, how much He loves them and how proud He is of them. He delights in your prosperity. That means He wants you to succeed, and is overjoyed when you choose His plans and His ways, so He can increase your life, and bring you through every struggle. His love for you never ends, whether we feel it or not. What makes you not feel loved? Your poor choices? Circumstances beyond your control? Just because life is hard, doesn’t mean God’s love for you has left or waned. So how do you feel like, what you know God says is true. Sometimes you just need to Declare it, so you’ll believe, and see it, until you feel it. Psalms 86:12 – I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave. Declare what you will do, declare what He did, and what He will do, what He’s doing right now. Every time you declare His Word – that’s another evidence of His love for you. Look what He’s done in the past, remember His promise for right now, and what He promised will come to pass. He has given you everything you need, He has never failed you, even when you failed Him. He doesn’t hold your past against you, not even your recent past. He loves you because of His Son Jesus, not because of your performance. He made you in His image, He showers His love on you, not what you deserve, but what He deserves. And He has things just waiting for you to speak, declare, believe, and walk in so He can reveal His love for you again – so you can feel it. His love is not based on feelings, but when you remember what He did, and declare what He said, you will feel the love that He is demonstrating every day. If you don’t feel loved, maybe you should praise more, and declare more. If nothing else, it will position you for the next demonstration of love that He has for you. He doesn’t have to, but He does. Love isn’t always feelings, but God not only wants you to know that He loves you, He wants you to feel it too. Stay in His Word, and you will know His love. Do what He tells you, and you will see the result of your love for Him, and His great love for you. It never ends, whether you feel it or not, but He wants you to know, and He wants you to feel, and He wants you to do what He leads you to do. So He can show His love for others, and His love for you. Praying that you will declare today… the great love that He has for you!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!