May the love of God wake you in the morning

“Woke up this a.m. with the feeling very strong — I belong to Someone to whom I owe devotion. Recalled early love and the joyous sense of being not my own, but of belonging to someone who loved me completely.” — Dorothy Day, from The Reckless Way of Love

Love that will not let us go

I am preaching on Jacob this morning in a series called “Anchored in God.” The anchor I have observed in the life of Jacob is we see a love that will not let us go.

We need to understand the pursuit of a holy God. It’s not the holy pursuit of God on our part I think about when it comes to Jacob. It is God’s holy pursuit of us.

When we realize there is a God who loves us, we can talk about it… or we can respond. 

I meet a lot of people who talk about the love of God and how they know “God is there” and “God loves them just like they are…”

Instead of just recognizing that “fact,” how about we DO something about it. Jacob did. The power of God finally tracked him down and Jacob finally responded.

Today, instead of simply talking about the radical love of God, and how you know God’s love won’t let you go… how about responding to that radical love?

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Col. 3:1-4)


What is the Song God Sings Over You?

You are my secret hideout!
You protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of rescue! Selah (Psalm 32:7, CEB)

17 The Lord your God is in your midst—a warrior bringing victory.
He will create calm with his love;
he will rejoice over you with singing. (Zeph. 3:17, CEB)

Propositional truth is good. It is necessary. We need to understand what God has done for us and what we can do in return.

But the songs of love are good as well. THEY are necessary. We get our heads exploding with knowledge. Sometimes we just need our souls to sing. And sometimes we need to get quiet and hear our God sing over us.

Listen for his song!