Inspiration for the Everyday {February 2021}

Happy Valentine’s Day! Below are some thoughts and quotations that I gathered from my Commonplace Books, on the theme of love.

My prayer for you today is that you will learn to love others more deeply as you more fully comprehend the love God has for you. If you are a natural-born pleaser/achiever like me, it can often be difficult to realize and remember that God’s love for you is not based on any merit of your own. He loves you in spite of all your failures and sins. He loves you, and not because of anything you have done or anything you are currently doing. You cannot and you will not measure up. His love is undeserved, yes, a thousand times yes, and that is what makes God’s love toward us so exceedingly precious.

This truth has come home to me over the past few years, and it repeatedly brings me to tears, because it speaks to my soul.

“How deep the Father’s love for us, how vast beyond all measure, that He would give His only Son,
to make a wretch His treasure.”
-Stuart Townend

God’s love was expressed in a supreme Sacrifice. Wherever there is true love, there must be giving, and giving to the point of sacrifice. Love is not satisfied with giving trinkets; it must give at the cost of sacrifices; it must give blood, life, all.
-F.B. Meyer

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Inspiration for the Everyday

Some of us spend our whole lives regretting the past and fearing tomorrow, instead of trusting God for today.
-Pastor Frank Hall

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There are in all human lives hours of overpowering anxiety, when we feel as though it were impossible to live another moment— exposed to danger, separated from dear ones, not knowing what an hour may bring forth. Then, as you look up, you find that the LORD is beside you, sharing your anxieties, and affording you His inviolable protection. You cannot see Him with the natural eye, but you know Him to be there, and neither man nor devil can prevail against you.
-F.B. Meyer

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Why are we so weak, fearful, and wishy-washy? Omnipotence is on our side!
-Brian Bonney

{These quotations are from my commonplace book.}

Blessings to you today, as you serve God wherever He has placed you! β™₯