Loved by God

It does not matter if a man (or any human being for that matter) loves me. It does not matter if a man (or anyone) throws me out or leaves my life. It does not matter if a man (or anyone) rejects me or calls me names or disrespects me. It doesn’t even matter if a man (or anyone or everyone) loves me and cherishes me (which my husband does, thankfully). None of that matters in the broad scope of the brush. Those are details one can get lost in. What matters most during our journey through life on this planet is that God loves us. God loves me. God loves you. That means that the God of the universe, the almighty Maker of everything we know or don’t know yet about, every inch of it, loves, cherishes, wants, believes in, treasures me/you/us. He made us each unique on purpose in love and with special precious gifts and blesses us quietly throughout the day to encourage us. That is all we need. And having that, really getting it, is everything and luxuriously rich. ❤❤❤

God’s List of Preparedness

When God says to “Be ready for my coming draws near”, He is not talking about having a bug out bad or store of rations or millions of gallons of water stockpiled or firearms and weapons. That is for people not wanting or expecting or ready to be raptured/caught up/taken to heaven before the tribulation (see Revelation in the Bible). There is another list of preparedness we are called to. It is a list you know. 1. Be saved. 2. Confess and repent of sin. 3. Pray and read your Bible to grow your relationship with Jesus Christ. 4. Work on the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23 in the Bible): love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control. That is God’s idea of preparedness. You follow His plan, and you are ready for anything. He is our Provider and Protection. We want to please Him and not us and we will be with Him forever. Then the details will work themselves out. And rest in His beautiful peace. Don’t get distracted or discouraged, focus on Jesus Christ. Just that. Focus and live for Him and with Him. Pray, pray, pray. Praise God!! ❤❤❤

Peace & Assurance

“You lay your hand on the fluttering heart, and say ‘Be still!’… Your presence is with me, and where You are, I never fear an ill.”~Frances R. Havergal 

Jesus understands our human stuff because He is God who lived as Man and gets our pain and sorrow and joy from living it. He gets us. He knows all about it. He loves us passionately. So we are never alone ever unless we are too proud to accept His company, His loss for us, His gift of understanding. We have this assurance: His love for us is purposeful and complete. As soon as we humbly pick it up, we may have it. Beautiful!!! ❤❤❤