Daily Delight

Friday, March 18, 2016

My Father is love.

Does anyone else water down God’s love at times? I feel as though we acknowledge His love as a still pond in our lives instead of the massive ocean of crashing waves that floods our souls.

His love seems like such a broad topic because of the countless ways we can describe and provide Biblical examples of this great love. In realizing that it is a broad topic, we must be cautious to not make the topic of the Father’s love confusing, limiting, or complicated in any form or fashion. In all actuality, His love is the true act of simplicity. He is love, and He loves.
It is mighty difficult to fathom His love on a broad spectrum, because we will inevitably make it more complicated than it truly is. God exemplifies the greatest acts of love, and He commands us to attempt to love in the same ways. His Word truly tells the ultimate love story. It is not a dead book of rules, but it is a living, breathing book of love. His Word actually defies the act of confining us—by setting us free because of His great love.

His love is unconditional, meaning we do not do anything to deserve it and it never goes away. As human flesh, we love others conditionally. We love with limits, while He loves without limits. God’s love is greater, deeper, and richer than our lives. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you -Psalm 63:3 (NIV). Our lips should never cease glorifying Him. His love is present and all-consuming in our lives.

My prayer for this devotion is that we look past the mundane of these words. I understand we are often told about God’s great love and the way He demonstrates it through His son Jesus. I also understand there are countless sermons and devotions on this topic. However, I believe His love and grace changes lives, so this can never become a dull topic. I believe it is imperative to begin to recognize His great love in order to love ourselves and to extend that love to others. “Don’t settle for typical. Give away inexplicable amounts of love with tremendous courage” -Bob Goff. We have nothing to lose by giving love. Let us go out into the day and be love, my beautiful sisters.

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About the Author

Hope Boyd≫ ≫This 19-year-old gal receives the honor of calling Clarksville, TN, home. Hope Lauren is in her sophomore year at Austin Peay State University and works part-time for a local coffee shop inside of a beautiful antique marketplace in her hometown. When she is not knee deep in the Word of God, Hope can be found grabbing coffee within a 100-mile radius (she loves to coffee shop hop) or on any trail--as she frequently takes hiking trips to the mountains in the eastern part of her beloved state. Hope will only be calling the United States home for three more months; she will be moving to Ethiopia to serve as a field director for a non-profit that advocates child sponsorship and cares for the orphans in Africa. She is thrilled to be spending her last few months in the States with the Daughter of Delight ministry and can hardly wait to see what the Lord has in store for everyone this season. Follow her adventures via pictures on Instagram: @ho__bo__


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