Love

loveThis second week of Advent is all about love. It was love that brought Jesus to earth so that we could spend eternity with him. In this busy season, have you set aside moments to spend quality time with the One Who loves you? This entry from Jesus Calling, written as a love letter from Jesus, encourages us to do just that.  

As you wait attentively in My Presence, the Light of the knowledge of My Glory shines upon you. this radiant knowledge transcends all understanding. It transforms every fiber of your being: renewing your mind, cleansing your heart, invigorating your body. Open yourself fully to My Presence; be awed by my glorious Being.

Try to imagine what I gave up when I came into your world as a baby. I set aside My Glory, so that I could identify with mankind. I accepted the limitations of infancy under the most appalling conditions—a filthy stable. That was a dark night for Me, even though angels lit up the sky proclaiming “Glory!” to awe-struck shepherds.

When you sit quietly with Me, the process I went through is reversed in your experience. As you identify with Me, heaven’s vistas open up before you—granting you glimpses of My Glory. I became poor so that you might become rich. Sing hallelujahs to My holy Name!

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9, NKJV)

Excerpt from Jesus Calling Devotional Bible, New King James Version, Sarah Young, General Editor. © 2011 (Thomas Nelson). Used by permission.

Comments

  1. 8 months ago
    Jean says

    Great article, thank you. Please visit my Facebook page for daily doses of encouragement and inspiration http://Www.facebook.com/infusecompassion. Thank you. Also, Brook, I wanted to encourage you to find a Christian counselor who can help you. Sending you a hug.

  2. 8 months ago
    brooke says

    I need help knowinf how to love & trust sumone after theuve cheated. How do I show them grace? Or if I even shoul

    • 8 months ago
      Kelli says

      Brooke,
      I’m sorry you have to ask this question. God give you the strength and wisdom to make it through this troubling time. Let me preface this by saying I would certainly never profess to be any kind of counselor.
      I don’t think you would even ask ‘how’ to love someone if you didn’t already love them. Maybe what you really want to know is ‘if’ you should love them. Only you know the answer to that but, like I already said, I think you already do. As for trust, trust is earned. A relationship takes two committed people. If this was a one time thing, and you probably know in your heart if it was, and he is serious about making amends, I say forgive. That is showing grace. We all mess up. If we are seriously asking for forgiveness, we are forgiven by God. He expects the same from us. However hard it may be. True forgiveness doesn’t come with conditions and it doesn’t come with constant reminders of transgressions. You will know in your heart whether or not your relationship is real. Pray !!!

  3. 8 months ago
    Linda McClellan says

    I love the time I spend with the Lord. It’s usually in the morning but not set in stone. Last night I spent a couple hours reading in a Christian book and writing down my thoughts in my journal. Time flies when I spend time with the Lord sharing in His glory. Thank you Jesus for the time you always have time to spend with me.

  4. I love this and have found that often times, my quiet times with Jesus are the the best moments in my day. What a gift he gave us!