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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Unstoppable Love

"But in Your great mercy, You did not put an end to them or abandon them, for You are a gracious and merciful God" (Nehemiah 9:31).

Throughout its history as a people, Israel had followed God, grown comfortable, stagnate, sinful, and followed their own way.  Inevitably, life spun out of control, they would repent, return to the LORD, and He would restore them.  Of course you'd think the process would then reach its conclusion.  Instead, the circumstance became a cycle, so God allowed them to be taken over.  But even then and there, His love for them hadn't changed.  His grace and mercy were still intact.  He hadn't allowed for their complete destruction, because He was faithful to His promise.  His love for them was unstoppable.

Even during the times when we know our thoughts, the words that escape the barriers of our lips, and the actions that attempt to define us for the moment are not honoring to God, His love for us is unstoppable.  He may not approve, but He has not abandoned.

Do you realize the greatness and the vastness of His unstoppable love?  His love for you is greater than your disobedience, than your struggle, than your failures, than your sin!  He sees in you a heart that He has created, a heart that He desires not just to change, but to exchange.  His love for you is truly unstoppable.  Allow His love to overtake you, to overwhelm you, and to redefine you.

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