You Love Me
I came across this statement today by Corrie Ten Boom, and I felt like it was a great way to start this blog. Corrie said this to the Lord: “You (God) love me as I am, but You (God) love me too much to leave me that way.”
God so loves us that it is His desire that we prosper in all areas of our lives. God sees us and loves us even through our mistakes, faults, and lack of discipline. He loves us and sees us through Jesus, and in doing so, He desires for our life to be greater than we even desire! God sees the greatness in us through Jesus’s blood; and He is daily trying to pull that greatness out of us through the leading of the Holy Spirit. We are so loved and provided for beyond any measure that our own thought-life can imagine. We are so loved by God! Just the thought of that statement makes my heart soar to a higher level in Him. Does it do that to you?
There was also a prophecy that came through Grace Roose. “Train yourself to hear the royal sound: to love Me utterly even as I love you. I love you (God speaking) so I ache to help you.”
God so loves you that he aches to help you and me. Now, tie that statement in with what Corrie Ten Boom said: “You (God) love me as I am, but You (God) love me too much to leave me that way.”
In God’s gracious, unconditional love, He does not want us to hold on to things, stay a certain way, or remain as we are year after year. He wants us to grow in Him and in His Spirit so that we may prosper in Him and in the life we lead daily.
3 John 1:2 states: “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” God does want us to prosper in all things of life. Moving towards prosperity in Him, He has to change us and rearrange our soul to line up with His Spirit. We should be thankful to God that He accepts us just as we are, but also, that He loves us enough to teach us and guide us in how we should change some things for the betterment of our lives.
So, declare this over yourself today:
“I am a willing vessel to be open to the change that God is asking from me. I am open to change that is gently led by the Holy Spirit - a change that will eventually lead me into a greater relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I am open to His voice me, knowing that God loves me just the way I am but that He loves me even so much that He won’t leave me unchanged.”