Luke 15:32

“He was lost and has been found.” 

Hey everyone!! Happy last day of February! I hope this month brought you a lot of joy, and blessings. If I’m being honest, I kind of fell away from God this month. I stopped reading the bible, stopped listening to Christian music, and really kind of closed myself off from Him. It wasn’t that I was mad, I just really didn’t feel like He was with me.

As some of you may know, I am going on a mission trip to Tuscon this summer, (btw I CAN’T WAIT 🙂 !!). We have been having meetings once a month to get to know everyone going on the trip, and honestly I can say that both of them have really changed my relationship with God.

At the meeting last month, one of the girls that is also going gave a devotional about love. Loving people as God loves us. That God’s love for us is so awesome and overwhelming that we literally can’t comprehend it. That if we want to take the next step as Christians, we don’t just love those around us because it makes us look good, or because it’s what we are supposed to do. But instead that we love because we realize how much He loves us, and we want to spread it.  And as she spoke, I felt God. I knew that she was giving this message because I needed to hear it. I needed to be reminded why I believe what I believe.

The bible verse for this month is from one of my favorite parables, the Parable of the Lost Son. If you haven’t read it, it’s Luke 15:11-32, and I totally recommend it. Ever sense I read it as a little kid, I have loved the feeling of redemption. That our God is so loving that He takes us back, even after all of our screw ups.

This month, my favorite song has been “Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury, and it makes complete sense when I look back at what I was struggling with. I didn’t feel wanted by God, and He went after me. He wanted me back, just as He wants you. My favorite part of the entire song is the chorus.

O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God
O, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
O, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God

Because we don’t deserve it. His love is too amazing. It’s something that we can never even begin to match, and He still gives it to us. He goes after everyone, and all you need to do it listen. Open up your heart, and let God do his work.

Remember as we go into March, when we return to God, He rejoices. If you’ve been feeling disconnected from Him, give that to Him, and ask for His help. And don’t forget, He wants you more than anything.

I pray that this month you open your heart up to God, and you let Him use you for what He needs. Thank you for reading and have a blessed month.

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