FRIDAY: OF SEVEN DAYS TO NEVER FORGET HOW FAR GOD WENT TO SAVE MY SOUL GIVING HIM FIRST LOVE, LOVE WORSHIP (Rev.2:4)!
I love You with a passionate first love, love Lord. All that you have shown in this week concerning how far Your love would go to save me brought tears of worship, praise and thanksgiving to my eyes.
Thank You that your arms are around me In Your embrace of love for Your bride for whom you suffered so deeply.
You even suffered before You began Your public ministry according to Hebrews 5:7,8 For Jesus, in the days of His flesh, (that would include from the day He was born) when He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong cryings and tears to Him who was able to save Him from death (how many times He was threatened with death we do not know, but apparently even as a younger man), and was heard in that He feared, though being a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered (Isaiah 53 tells us He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief) I believe that was in His whole life on earth..It says in Heb.4:15b “…but was in ALL POINTS tempted just as we are, yet without sin.” (the word there “all” means “all” and a 5 year old can be told that Jesus went through the problems he has )!
You love Your bride so much that You came to live inside of me and will never leave me (Gal.2:20; Deut.31:6,8).
You actually feel all the pain that I go through because when I am afflicted You are afflicted also (Isa.63:9).
You sympathize and are deeply touched in all my weaknesses because You experienced them all while You walked on earth without sin (Heb.4:14,15).
You give meaning to my troubles You allow me to go through very difficult things so later I can help others going through the same difficulties with the comfort and healing You gave to me (2Cor.1:3-5).
You give me Your promise to limit the temptations and testings (1Cor.10:13).
You love me so much that You will discipline me in the right way to live which will give me peace and assurance I am pleasing You my Lord (Phil.4:6,7; Heb.12:6).
You love me so much that when I surrender my all to You, Your precious Holy Spirit produces His fruit in me to bless You and others (Gal.5:22,23).
How can I not out of sheer love first love, love present my life to You promising not to be conformed to this world but have my mind transformed allowing Your Word to control me and live through me.
I love You soooo much my Lord, my King, my Shepherd!
You didn’t die to just be my Savior for Romans 14:9 declares by the Holy Spirit, “For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.”
You want to be Lord of my life every minute of the day and guide it in a holy walk.
Again, why did You die for me?
I will let 2Cor. 5:15 answer that, “AND HE DIED FOR ALL, THAT THOSE WHO LIVE SHOULD LIVE NO LONGER FOR THEMSELVES, BUT FOR HIM WHO DIED FOR THEM AND ROSE AGAIN.”