Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

He loves us!!

It’s amazing to me how much God loves me! His grace is amazing and I don’t deserve an ounce.

Today is Mother’s Day. It’s a day that you know (or may not know) that has given me a hard time in my life.

And today, in all things, big and small, that I am loved. Phyllis made me an awesome plate, so cool!! Some mom’s might love a day at the spa, I’ll take a homemade anything!

Went to church, I turned around to look at Kevin and there was beautiful Elijah. Oh!! I feel like I haven’t seen him in a year!! If I kissed him once, I kissed him 100 times!! I just kept thinking “how good God is to me!” Liz and I took Phyllis and Kamari to the Detroit Zoo! What a beautiful day! We had a ‘picnic’ lunch but we ate it inside… lol!! Pizza, homemade pasta salad, strawberry shortcake, and homemade chocolate strawberries! YUM!! So off we went to the zoo! Liz and Kamari had never been there! It was a beautiful day, Phyllis’s hip was bothering her (please pray!!). We ended our day at the zoo and then off to Alive. There were two boys that I’ve been praying for!!

Its amazing that all along I was praying for them, God was working in their hearts! Oh how He loves us!!

My life has not been perfect, I’ve made quiet a bit of mistakes, but God’s grace… God’s grace is so big! It covers us! In the song that’s here… there are a couple lines…one that says… If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking!
Just think, we sink in God’s grace, it surrounds us! And the other that says I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about, the way… He loves us!!

WOW! How true is that, if we remember how much He loves us, we don’t have time to sit in our own regrets because we are just too amazed by His love!

He loves us!!

Romans 8:1-2 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death

Romans 8:28-39 28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
31What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

He loves us - John Michael MacMillan
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…

He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Oh how He loves.
Yeah, He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves us,
Whoa! how He loves.


Constance said...

What a beautiful plate! I treasure those kinds of gift more than anything else! Yesterday at church, (being Mother's day) naturally Moms were honored. One of the (many) things I love about our church is their sensitivity to this holiday. For many, Mother's day is very difficult whether through infertility, broken relationships, loss of a child or mother, it's a painful reminder of what is lacking (as if one needs a reminder).

Our Pastor has a heart for single mothers and having been one myself in the past, I truly appreciate this. Yesterday he asked all of the single moms to come forward to be prayed over since "their job is the hardest job around".

Afterwards, every one of them was given $100. You should have seen the look on their faces! I remember being in those shoes and what $100 would have meant to me! I was crying so hard you'd have thought it was ME receiving it!

Just know that I am lifting you up in prayer today and that You are obviously doing something right! Your daughter is beautiful, inside and out!

Deb said...

I had rememberes how Mother's Day brings mixed emotions for you and had been praying that your day would be filled with the love of God! It looks like you had a blessed day!!

Happy Belated Mother's Day Margie!

...I've never seen a church who shows people God's love in practical ways more than Connie's!

Trish said...

Yes, he loves all things... big like the ocean...small like a something handmade by our children...he alone can give us what we need...fill every void...cover every mistake ...
He is worthy!

A Heart after His said...

I love that song, we sing it ALOT here... my fave verse is we don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way he loves us