Jeremiah 31:3 “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore with Lovingkindness I have drawn you.”
Isaiah 27:2-3 “In that day sing to her, “A vineyard of red wine! I, the Lord, keep it, I water it every moment; lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day.”
Focus: The moment-by-moment awakening, to the Divine experience of God’s Marvellous, Awesome Love for us.
Love is not just a wonderful emotion; Love is GOD. Love is Who God is; What He does; Why He does it; and How He feels while He is doing it. In the first verse, God Declares His Everlasting Love for us, and His Tender Determination to draw us to an awareness of Himself through this Love. Love is God; Love is a Living BEING, Who is drawing us into the experience of an Eternal COURTSHIP with Him, beginning here and now. God says that we are His Beloved and His Desire is toward Demonstrating His Love for us moment-by-moment (Songs of Solomon 7:10). He takes Pleasure in us (Psalms 149:4).
God so Loved us that He gave us His only begotten Son, Who came to this world and died to save us from our sins. God sent His Son to save us, and clear the way for Him to send us a multitude of Precious Gifts. Jesus died on the Cross, so that there would be nothing to hinder us from receiving the most Precious Gift of all: a DELIGHTFUL Relationship with ‘LOVE’, Who is better known as God. Our Destiny is to know God, and our Destination is to inhabit His Eternal Kingdom. God is therefore most DELIGHTED to Draw us into a Knowledge of Himself, through the Revelations of His Spirit from His Word, the Bible (John 17:3).
God says in His Word, “Without Him we can do nothing” (John 15:5). He wants us to understand that what He says, is EXACTLY what He means. We live, and move, and have our existence, because of God’s ‘Love-Presence’ in our lives (Act 17:24-28). In the second verse for today, God is the Gardener, and He uses the symbol of a Garden of grapes to represent us, and His constant care for us every moment of our lives. Just as plants are developed and maintained by the process of watering, likewise, through the process of ‘watering’ us with His Everlasting Love, God maintains the Beating of our hearts, the Breath through our Nostrils, and the Blinking of our Eyes, along with ALL other functions of our bodies, moment-by-moment. Oh, What Love!!! Oh, What Diligent, Everlasting Commitment, which supports our existence as His children in this World!
God is intimately connected with us, and He is Drawing us into an Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation of all that we are and have because of His Love in us and for us. He wants us to respond with gratitude, by Loving Him with all our Heart, with all our Soul, with all our Mind, and with all our Strength (Mark 12:30). As His Love circulates in our hearts, we are influenced to Think, Speak, and Act just like Him. His Love in us stimulates us to receive Love, and express and demonstrate Love to others. Through us God longs to Show and Share what His Precious Love can do, so that He can Woo and Win the World to Himself.
God Loves us with an Everlasting Love. Therefore, He uses every second of every hour to express and demonstrate this Love to us. He is Drawing us to respond with expressions and demonstrations of our Love for Him. God wants us to ENJOY our relationship with Him for Who He is: our Loving Heavenly Father (Romans 5:11). Moment-by-moment God is ‘Wooing and ‘Courting’ us, because He wants us to be ready to abide with Him in His Heavenly Kingdom. Therefore, accept this Special Message from His Son just for you. The Father, Himself Loves you; as the Father Loved Me, I also have Loved you; abide in Our Love (John 16:27, 15:9).