Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
Today has been a great day, filled with adoration and thanksgiving for Abba. I was in prayer yesterday at my church when my heart began to be filled with love for God. I began to think about some of the bad things I’ve done in my life and how God’s love never changed during those times. He never stopped loving me. You know, some of those awful things I did in my past were not mistakes or accidents, I purposefully did things to hurt other people and even myself. The fact that God was there in every moment, knowing the true intention of my heart, and still loved me- humbles me. His love makes me fall to my knees, fills my eyes with tears and beckons me to worship. I don’t know someone else whose love would not change with circumstance. Even after witnessing the worst thing I have ever done, God still loves me!
Now it’s your turn, think of the worst thing you have ever done. You don’t have to share it with anyone until you are ready. As you are thinking about this past event, picture God standing there watching you. This part can be tough because sometimes it brings guilt and shame, which is not the point. God stood there in that moment with you and He still loved you. Can you imagine the Creator standing there watching you in sin and still loving you? Can you? I can! He still loved you then and He still loves you now- in fact He never stopped loving you.
I was so humbled that I began to write a song to describe how I was feeling. The lyrics are these:
After everything I’ve ever done/ After every word ever said/ Losing battles I should have won/ Letting thoughts destroy my head// You never stopped loving me/ You never stopped loving me/ Your love has set me free/ You never stopped loving me// When I gave up on myself/ Thought I could never get help/ Thought I was a lost cause/ You reminded me of the cross// You never stopped loving me/ You never stopped loving me/ Your love has set me free/ You never stopped loving me//(c) Simone Holloway
Wherever you are; whether at home or at work- allow these words to usher you in to a place of worship with the Lover of your soul, the one who has and never will stop loving you.
Until next time,