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Friday, December 10, 2010

a furious love

"He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love"
(1 John 4:8)

"We love Him, because He first loved us"
(1 John 4:19)

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It's an awesome thought to ponder the Love that our God has for us.

It's even more awesome to realize that He desires to have an intimate and loving relationship with us. In fact, He longs for it.

The late Rich Mullins described this longing of God as  ".. the reckless raging fury that they call the love of God..."

It's a furious Love.

And an even more furious longing. That is what Jesus has for us. He loves us with an all-consuming, unconditional, unfailing and tender love. A Love that is unimaginable.

And He longs for us to love Him with an unfathomable fury.

God is Love. It's who He is. There has never been a time when God was not Love. And He loves us with a Love unsurpassed by any other.

He loves us in our sin and in our repentance.

He loves us in our weakness and in our strength.

He loves us in our fears and in our courage.

He loves us.

No limits. No boundaries. He just loves us.

In tears and laughter. In sorrow and joy.

Our Father...Our Abba, loves us.

And in that place of His furious Love for us, we find our Love for Him.

A love of surrender. A love of trust and obedience.

A seeking and a yearning love.

A love that completes our longing spirits.

Because of His great Love for us, we are able to tap into that reservoir and have union with our God. A union of Love. An overwhelming, astounding and indescribable union with an awesome God.

And then we are swept up in the sweet embrace of God's fury and receive the unbelievable gift of His Love.

Praise you, Jesus, for your consuming Love. May we experience a reckless and raging longing to love you as you love us. May it be a furious love that knows no bounds.

8 comments:

Stephanie M. Page said...

SO beautiful. I am so thankful for my Savior!! Overwhelmed by his love. Thanks for sharing! =)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen!
Oh I love your idea of making each others gifts...I grew up doing that I it just made Christmas!! Have fun!

Abounding Treasures said...

Amazing verses!! I ponder them often and always appreciate my Blessed Saviour's love to me and His patience when I didn't love Him ... He is now my all in all ---

I also wanted to thank you for visiting from Noreen's blog and taking the time to leave a sweet comment :o)

Blessings to you and yours always -

LisaShaw said...

Amen and Amen! Beautiful and powerful sharing dear sister!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Nana Jul said...

Lavish...He bursts with lavish love...and it is HIM....He is love.
Powerful abounding love - you nailed it girl!

Love ya
Julie

Sandra Heska King said...

Furious, raging, overwhelming, extravagant love. Wonderful, powerful post!

Saleslady371 said...

I so agree; His love is reckless and amazing! Thank you so much for the follow and the encouraging visit. I look forward to getting to know you!
Mary

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Yes, LORD, YES!!!! I long for Your furious love! I long for more of YOU. Praise YOU in Jesus' name, amen!