He Loves Me!
This devotional is a series of excerpts from Wayne Jacobsen's life changing book, He Loves Me! Download a PDF of this book by clicking the link below.
Day 56: Conclusion
I could go on with other implications of what it means to live in God’s love, but I think the picture is clear enough now and you’ll be able to recognize the pathway and follow it wherever your Father wants to take you. This is a life far better lived than it is read about.
Besides, this life is far more fun to discover than it is to let someone tell you about it. As you find yourself falling into the security of the Father’s love you will find that your own thoughts, ideas and actions will surprise you.
You’ll catch yourself thinking, “I’m not like this.” And yet you are. You always have been, it’s just that it was distorted and twisted by a broken relationship with the Father loved you so much. Find some others who are sharing the same journey and you’ll have the joy of discovering what they are learning as well.
The journey cannot be found in the pages of this book or any other. It lies in the Father’s heart and your own.
I can’t make this happen for you, so I won’t even try.
You can’t make it happen for you, so please don’t you try either.
What you can do is trust God enough to let him do it for you. Don’t worry about having any illusions there. He seems to love doing this more than anything else he does and he’s been doing it with people through the whole course of history.
If you came into a room where a two-year-old child was playing and wanted to have a relationship with that child, who would have to make that happen? Would it be the child? Of course not. To forge a relationship with that toddler, you must be the one to do it. He’ll have to respond of course; but you would take the initiative. You would find a way to meet him at his level and you would engage him with things that interest him as you draw him into a relationship.
The same is true with God. He is higher above you than you are above a two-year-old. He will take the initiative at your invitation. Simply ask him to begin to reveal to you how much he loves you and he will ably take it from there.
“Glorify your name.”
In all of us, now until the end of the age.
And for eternity beyond.
In him we were also chosen… according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we… might be for the praise of his glory. -Ephesians 1:11-12