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The Love of God

Romans 5:5
Hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.

Why is God’s love shed abroad in my heart, and why do I have such a strong desire to share that with others?

God’s love is shed abroad in my heart because I have been justified by faith and have peace with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s love is shed abroad in my heart because I have obtained access by faith into this grace by which I have been established, and I boast because of my hope in God’s glory.
God’s love is shed abroad in my heart because I know that my sufferings produce endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope.

This hope will not disappoint me because God’s love has been poured out into my heart by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.
ISV – Whom do I have in heaven but You? I desire nothing on this earth.

And so it is – the letting go of worldly things and relationships. The understanding that there is no peace here on earth
without God and God is fading from our view in our worldliness-I can’t have it. I must always have God clearly in focus,
not fading away.

Directives for today:
-Read about Elijah hearing God’s still small voice in 1 Kings 19:9-13 and imagine He is asking you the same question: “What are you doing here?”
-Be ever so thankful for the joy you have been given and the victory you have obtained through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
-Watch for worldly desires that have a stronghold in your life – Body image being one of them and let it GO

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