SHARING SOME THOUGHTS ON ROMANCE
I’ve been learning a lot about love lately. Loving my children well. Loving my friends well. Loving my family well. Loving my Lord the best. And especially how the Lord loves me.
When I was looking up verses on love, it was amazing how many times God uses the word steadfast to describe His love for us.
The word steadfast means “fixed in direction, steadily directed, firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment, unwavering, firmly established, firmly fixed in place or position.”
What was the synonym that grabbed you the most? For me it was unwavering, but resolution came in a close second. Unwavering is a beautiful word because to me that says that no matter what God loves me. I imagine it like a tree standing in the midst of a hurricane and defying the wind and the storm simply by standing upright. God’s love is not impacted by what I do or say or think, or anything I have done, said or think or anything in the future. That is beautiful to me. That word resolution reminds me that God has decided to love me steadfastly regardless of me. He is resolved that I should be loved by Him. His love is steadily directed at me. There is never a time when He withholds His love from me. Wow! No matter what, He loves me. No matter what, He loves you.
Read Psalm 136 and see how much God wants you to truly understand how steadfastly He loves you. I have included part of it…He says it 26 times – once in each verse! He wants us to know His love is unwavering, unending.
Dearest, He loves you relentlessly!
I pray that today you will grasp how deeply and steadily God loves you.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever.
To him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever.
To him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever;
To him who spread out the earth above the waters, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who made the great lights, for his steadfast love endures forever; the sun to rule over the day, for his steadfast love endures forever; the moon and the stars to rule over the night, for his steadfast love endures forever;…