Sep 26, 2012

Wednesday SHINE.....

Today's Reading: 1 Corinthians 16

Happy Worship Wednesday, SHINE girls! Turn up the music, roll down the windows in your car, and praise Your Man Jesus today!

Doesn't He deserve our adoration and full-on abandon in worship? YES!

Today is my favorite day of the year! Lem and I celebrate 14 years of marriage today!

It's my favorite day because it's ours. This day belongs to us. Well, and anyone else celebrating something special today. We will kindly share this day with you as well. ;)

 But, in our little world it's just our little 24 hour day.

Oh, and I do celebrate this day ALL day. Just ask Lem. :)

On Saturday I told you I wanted to give something to one of you SHINE girls out of the overflow of Love pouring out of this little beating heart of mine. Remember?

If you didn't see it, go here and post your comment to enter to win. :)

Tonight, when I have dinner with my man, I will have him draw a winner out of all the names. It's kind of like you will be eating dinner with us! We will be celebrating YOU! Yay!

I will announce the winner in Thursday's post. :)

As I think about marriage, and life, and love and all of that today, I think about His great Love for us.

Can you even fathom? Me either.

I mean, I just think I know what love is. Really, I have no idea.

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19

Girls, oh how He loves you.

Grasp this. Get this. Wrap your pretty little heart around this.

Read that verse again.

I don't know where you are right now in life. Maybe hurting, maybe suffering, maybe longing , maybe lonely, maybe hopeless.

May I tell you that Your Heavenly Father has got you in the Palm of His Hand? You are safe in that Hand of His, friend.

Lem and I do not have a perfect marriage. Far from it. However, I am learning daily, that I should never expect him to be my "everything." Ever.

Lem is not capable of being my "everything", nor am I capable of being his. We are flawed. We are messed up. We are flesh. The older I get, the easier that is to swallow.

I truly believe that our relationships here on Earth are not perfect for a reason.

If they were perfect, we would have no need for our Savior. We would not need Him. Right?

When others fail us (oh, and do they fail us), we hurt. But, guess who is waiting in the wings of that big shadow of your heart heart for your attention?

Jesus.

He knows others fail us. That's why He never will. He can't. It's impossible.

Take a minute and roll around in that, sweet girl.

Others will fail us, they will.

He will never fail you.

He loves you more than you will ever understand.


Romans 8:37-39 "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Romans 5:8 "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."




Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."


thankful that all else may fail--but His love never will,

jill