Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Love Letter: Compassionate Love

Well, I apologize for not posting this past week. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival with family and friends, and while I had INTENDED to post during that time, my computer had other plans! Apparently my computer, much like my hair, didn't agree with the humidity down there and didn't want to work.

So, back at home and somewhat rested, here is another post as we near the end of the month of February.

Compassionate Love

"I crown you with love and compassion.

This means I don't heap guilt and shame upon your head to weigh you down. No, I pour out love and compassion upon your head, an anointing oil, and like a crown, you can stand confident and poised, assured of My love and compassion.

I am compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

I long to be gracious to you, I rise to show compassion. When you come to Me, into my courts, before My throne, I, the King of Kings, will rise to meet you!

My love for you moved Me from My throne once before, and My compassion continues to move Me towards you!

I will have compassion on you and lead you beside springs of water.

I take compassion on My afflicted ones, and bring you back to Me.

I am FULL of compassion and mercy!

I love you."

~Psalm 103:2-5, Psalm 103:8, Isaiah 30:18, Isaiah 49:10b, Isaiah 49:13b, James 5:11b~

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Letter #8 I am Love

" I AM love.

I am patient with you, and always kind.

I do not envy, I am not proud and boastful to you of all I have done to deserve your love.

I am never rude, snappy, or self-seeking with you.

I am not easily angered. My love goes deeper than emotions.

I erase your sins, I do not count the times you fail and fall, I keep no record of your sins, I have cleansed you of them!

I do not take delight in any of your pain or hard lessons, but I rejoice when good and truth come over you!

I will ALWAYS protect you, I will always take you into My trust and confidence.

I never put you on "trial basis" to make you prove yourself before I "reinstate" you. The past is gone, I have covered it, and I will not remind you of it.

I will always give you hope, and hope for you when you cannot!

I will always persevere! My love will not leave you, we'll make it through the hard stuff.

I will NOT fail you.

Prophecies will fade, tongues will cease, words of knowledge will pass away-- all of these spiritually desired and significant, sought after things will end, fade and lose their power. But MY LOVE, My love for you will never end!

It is the greatest, it is the core, it is more important than faith...more important than hope.

My love for you makes you heard, it makes you matter.

My love for you makes you something...someone important. My love for you has gained you everything!!

My love for you gives you identity and purpose. My greatest desire and purpose towards you is LOVE!

I love you!"

~1 Corinthians Chapter 13~

Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Letter #7 A Personal Love

"I know you intimately, the tiny little details of your heart and every feature of your form. I know you inside and out.

And STILL I love you...yes, I love YOU. You, you who are of great worth to Me!

Let Me, and I will dwell with you. Invite Me and I will be with you through each and every day, the ins and outs, ups and downs.

You will be mine and I will be yours.

I, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Master of the Universe, will live with you. Not because you be worthy, famous or noble, but because your spirit is contrite and lowly...repentant and humble.

I will revive the spirit of the lowly and the heart of the contrite. Your heart.

Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have summoned you by name, you are Mine!

I love you. "

~Luke 12:7, Ezekiel 37:27, Isaiah 57:15b, Isaiah 43:1b~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Love Letter #6 Wide, Long, High and Deep

"My love for you is so WIDE,
                                                  so LONG,
                                                                   so HIGH,
                                                                                     so DEEP,

that it surpasses your understanding. You need My power to even be able to grasp it!

The universe, how vast, how wide it is. My love? Wider.

Light travels such long lengths from space to reach you, doesn't it? My love? I came farther and it goes much longer.

How high in the sky that moon hangs. My love? I hung for you too, My love goes higher.

The deepest depth of the ocean floor or the deepest part of your wounded heart. My love? It reaches there and deeper.

My love is so great, it will fill you so completely, the measuring rod of your heart will read, "ALL the fullness of God!"

I want YOU to know this love... to know Me... to know this fullness.

I love you."

~Ephesians 3:18-19~

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Love Letter #5 Loving Leader

"I will instruct you, and teach you in the way you should go. No wondering... trust Me. I go before you and prepare the way.

You need not feel alone in the pressures of life, I will counsel you.

Come to Me with your worries and burdens. I am concerned for you.

Fear not, My love, I watch over you!

I teach you what is best and direct you in the way you should go. I'm always there to nudge and move you along The Way.

I lead you with love! It motivates all that I do. My leadership can be trusted.

You can trust My words, the promises I have made to you. Hold onto them. I am faithful and will keep My word.

I love you."

~Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 48:17b, Ezekiel 36:9, Hosea 11:4a, Hebrews 10:23~

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Love Letter #4 All and Always

"I am your Father, a father of compassion and ALL comfort.

Let Me be the shoulder to catch your tears, the arm that steadies when you stumble, and the hand you reach for in the dark.  I'm strength for another day, provision for your needs and protection from all that accosts you.

I will comfort you in ALL your troubles. Turn to me?

I will keep you from ALL harm and watch over your life.

I will  meet ALL your needs. Before you even tell me, I know them.

I will guide you ALWAYS and satisy your needs. When you are weak, it is I who will strengthen your frame.

I love you. ALL of you. Always."
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4a, Psalms 121:7, Phillipians 4:19, Matthew 6:8b, Isaiah 58:11,  ~

Friday, February 3, 2012

Love Letter #3 Light and Easy

"I invite you.....come...come to Me.

You are weary, I will give you rest.

You are burdened, I WILL give you rest and relieve your burden.

I want to teach you. I am humble, I will be gentle.

I will give your soul rest!

I am light and easy, I will not weigh you down or beat you up.

My yoke is not a burden, nor is it the load of rules you heap upon yourself.

My yoke is My work... Your work. The work I have prepared for YOU.

I have crafted it especially for you, specific to the purpose I've given you.

Work is a way of life, a source of provision. A deep reward.

 I AM is your provision, I AM has given you work, a daily yoke, a daily purpose that I delegate to you.

It is light, because we carry it together; easy because it removes the crushing pressures of the world; rewarding because it is what you were made to do, I have equipped you!

I love you."

~Matthew 11: 28-29;  Ephesians 2:10~

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Love Letter #2- He Searches

Heart of pearls by TheCleopatra
Heart of pearls a photo by TheCleopatra on Flickr.
"I Myself, not a servant or messenger, but the Sovereign Lord says to you, I will search for you.

I will look after you and rescue you.

I will bring you out of darkness, I will bring you into your own.

I myself will tend to you and look after your needs.

I will give you rest and peace.

If you are lost, I will come searching for you.

If you have strayed I WILL BRING YOU BACK.

I will bind and heal your injuries, even the ones you give yourself. And I will strengthen you when you are weak.

I love you."
~Ezekiel 34:11-16~

A Little Thing Called Love

"I love you."

Three words.

Simple. True. Life giving.

Some of us work and wait our whole to find the truth of those words through another's actions, heard from their lips, or felt in their arms.

Love is indeed a powerful thing... which makes perfect sense, since God said "I AM Love" (1 John 4:16). I know no more powerful source in this life than God...and His love.

February is, whithout much wonder, the Month of Love or the 'love month'.

Some of us look forward to the 14th of this month with puppy love butterflies while other approach it as a celebation of Love's pure steady flame,tested through by years.

Maybe you celebrate the love of friends and family, harboring the hope and expectancy of that life-love someday.

No matter which category you fall under, there is a love that stirs deeper, lasts longer, and fills completely...THE Love...HIS love.

We may know this with our head, we may know it deep down, but sometimes we still question it. Every fibber of our being longs for His love to be real and PERSONAL.

A few months back I did a personal study, albeit it incomplete (I think this study will be an ongoing life project) on His love for me in the Word. His words came alive for me, bringing throbbing joy to a weakened heart and healing tears to bleary, love-search strained eyes.

Holy Spirit took numerous verses, personalized them, expounded on them and inspired the words as I wrote down; personal, Biblical words of love being spoken to me from My Lover...YOUR Lover.

So, in celebration of this LOVEly month, I want to share them with you.

Each day (hopefully!), I will post a Love Letter, taken and inspired from scripture...let it sink in, believe it is true.

This month, ask for eyes to see...

Ears to hear...

and a heart to receive His overwhelming, healing love.

Love Letter # 1

"My love, My Love. You are my child. My love for you is so great, so unbounding! I clothe you with it, bathe you in it, wrap you in it, this love is so lavish! This is not a love like an only child would receive, it is not a selfish spoiling love, but a love I lavish upon all my children. It doesn't spread thin, it is a great, surrounding love. You are part of MY family, one I have called you into. My child, my dear, your Father loves you, and I love to show you this love."

~1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us.~