Jesus Loves Me

Daily Devotions

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Current Study: 1 Peter

Today’s Topic:  God Loves Me

Scripture Reading:  1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

This will be short. I hope it’s sweet. It certainly is to me.

God loves me!

God cares about me!

God takes care of me!

God’s love compels me!

Thanks to a dear friend for pointing this out. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the duty of being a Christian that we lose sight of the motivation for the duty. We so quickly fall into performance mode and accomplishment mode. We grow weary and tired far before we should because we have lost connection with the love of God and only focus on the work we have to do for Him. We have lost our first love. We are not consistently motivated by the love of God.

Excuse me for a moment while I sing a song that I know will make me cry.

Jesus loves me, this I know

For the Bible tells me so

Little ones to Him belong

They are weak but He is strong.

 

Yes! Jesus loves me.

Yes! Jesus loves me.

Yes! Jesus loves me.

The Bible tells me so.

I am weak. I am worn out. I know why. I’m living to get things done, when I could be living in the love of Jesus. He is Strong. He cares for me. His love must compel all my work, or my energy will be drained. His love is endless. His strength is everlasting. His faithfulness endures forever. His mercies are new every morning.

Thanks, Aaron, for reminding me.

Pastor John

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