Thankful Thursday - Thankful for the Love of God today.
I"ve been spending a lot of time this morning thinking about the love of God and how vast it is.
His love for us goes beyond anything that we as humans can actually or literally grasp. As much as we think we know His love, as much as we think we feel His love, as much as we think we’ve experienced His love, His love is greater still.
We don't even have the capacity to love Him outside of His love for us. 1 John 4:19 says: We love him, because he first loved us. How awesome is that? To have someone love you so much that as big as your heart is, as open as you are to give, as much as you have to offer of yourself, the love that is within you is still so minute in comparison to His love that we can’t even begin to love Him outside of His love for us. WOW, that is an all consuming love. A love that keeps us, Lamentations 3:22 says Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. As a wife, mother, daughter, friend there are days that my compassions have failed but to be loved in such a way that the person who loves you, His compassion never failed.
While thinking about His love I was reminded of the love story of Robert and Keisha Gray.
Rob scarified to show forth his love for his soon to be bride. He spared no expense; he laid it all down to woo her to himself.
Rob said God was unfolding a vision in his life over the span of about a year and then he put faith to feet and made it happen. Rob and Keisha dated for about 4 years. And he knew that she was the one...but he had to save up for all that God had prompted him to do for her. So in short what you are about to see happen on April 28th....he rented out 10 rooms in the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead and invited about 50-60 people to be there for this special night...Keisha had to go from room to room and in each room were people who were special to them....his boys...her girls...her Bible Study group....his parents...her parents..etc. and everybody in each room had question that she had to answer to be able to move to the next room and before she left each room the people there would pray over her....so you have to watch each room to see how that goes...he chose roses because Keisha’s aunt who passed suddenly loved roses and he bought some of the dipped in gold because of the stories in the Bible about Solomon and how everything was dipped in gold and the song that you hear playing in the background was the same song that was played at Keisha aunts funeral, she was like a second mom to Keisha.
Rob put his house up for rent, slept on his sisters floor for a year and saved for her ring and that night and he did it out of obedience... When asked about that night he said: I have spent the past year of my life piecing together a vision given to me by God. On April 28th, 2007 that vision was fulfilled.
When I watched the slide show again It reminded me of the Fathers love for us. When I think of the depths of how far his love went for us, it is amazing, simply amazing. God spared no expense sacrificing His only begotten son so we might live. He has a vision for our lives and as we walk with Christ the vision is being pieced together. It may require sacrifices on our parts at time but the end result is beyond anything that we could have imagined, His love is amazing.
As you watch the slide show I encourage you to think on God’s love you, how he has spared no sacrifice in wooing you to himself, calling you his own.
http://www.photosbyknight.com/gray/ be sure to turn your speakers on.
Until next time,