Passage from "Perfect Love"
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone.
To have a deep soul relationship with another.
To be loved thoroughly, and exclusively.
But God, to a Christian, says:
"No, not until you're satisfied and fulfilled and content with living,
loved by Me alone
and giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me,
to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone. "I love you, My child,
and until you discover that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,
you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you.
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He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 NIV
And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them. 1 John 4:16 GNT
Bring It Into Play
Describe a time when you have ached to be loved by someone. What did you long for the most? Emotional connection? To be adored by someone? To receive love?
Why do you think so many relationships end badly? They don't seem to measure up?
Thought for today:
That hole that you feel inside. You so desperately want filled. God's love. It can fill it and heal it (Psalm 147:3).
Reach out to Him. Ask Him to help you love Him back. God's love is perfect, whole, and powerful.
Do you know His Love? Do you Believe in It? Do you live in Union with God? (1 John 4:16).
Allow His perfect love to flow through you. At the right time, He will help you build a beautiful love relationship.
God, your love is pure and powerful. Your love eases every ache inside of me and helps me to love myself. Sometimes it seems hard to connect with you and to believe you are really there. Help me to feel you in my life and to see the ways you are working. I want to love you, so that I can love others through your love. Thank you for always being there when I need you. I love you. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone. To have a deep soul relationship with another, to be loved thoroughly and exclusively. But God to the Christian says, "No, not until you're satisified and fulfilled and content with living, loved by Me alone and giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me, to have an intensely personal and unique relationship with Me alone.
"I love you, My child, and until you discover that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found, you will not be capable of the perfect human relationship that I have planned for you. You will never be united with another until you are united with Me -- exclusive of anyone or anything else, exclusive of any other desires or belongings.
"I want you to stop planning, stop wishing, and allow Me to bring it to you. You just keep watching Me, expecting the greatest things. Keep learning and listening to the things I tell you. You must wait.
"Don't be anxious and don't worry. Don't look around at the things you think you want. Just keep looking off and away up to Me, or you'll miss what I have to show you.
"And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love far more wonderful than any you would ever dream. You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready, I am working this minute to have both of you ready at the same time, and until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I've prepared for you, you won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with Me, and this is perfect love.
"And dear one, I want you to have this most wonderful love. I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me, and to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty and perfection and love that I offer you with Myself. Know I love you. I am God Almighty, believe and be satisfied."
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