Guest Post: Heather Mertens “LET GOD LOVE YOU, my friend. “

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Editor’s Note: Our weekly guest spot is our effort to help our reading community connect with each other. Thank you Heather for another wonderful guest post on letting God love us! 🙂 
The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” -Jeremiah 31:3

That one verse! Some of us have read that verse inside the context of Jeremiah’s vision. Some have read it only as a statement to Israel. Some maybe have never read it.

That verse, that truth, is for all of God’s children. You. Me. That person next you. Yes!!

Some verses are truth both in the context and out of the context. All verses are truth all of the time. So most of us reading this might not be the people of Israel, scattered about this earth or in the nation’s boundaries, but we are all His. And God is the same – yesterday, today, and forever. His very Word tells us that truth.

How many times in your past {yesterday? last year? years ago, maybe?} has God reminded you that He loves you with an everlasting love? Forever.
FOREVER.

Numerous times. He tells us everyday. We just need to listen.

Nothing you have done ~ wrong OR right ~ changed that love from being eternally yours. Nothing changed the intensity by which God loves you. NOTHING.

Jesus didn’t come to die for one sin, but for all. So why then do we tend to live within such guilt and shame when we fail, when we sin, to the point many times that we:

…stop praying and really talking to God? …beat ourselves down in shame? …justify what we did to alleviate the guilt? …fail to look into God’s face? The one face that has an unfailing kindness.

Whom in your life have you given an unfailing kindness to? Unfailing doesn’t mean one day, one sin, one time. It means EVERY SINGLE MOMENT. It is unfailing. It is passionate pursuit of loving us in a kind way. Non-relenting love!

I could be wrong here, but I’d guess {since we are all human} that not a single one of us could say we have always treated others with true unfailing love. Not even ourselves.

We must ask ourselves… why not?

Answer coming up. Are you ready????

Because it isn’t easy! In fact, it isn’t possible. At least not without God. All things are possible with Jesus helping us. But we must ask to receive.

~ Pray and talk. Chat with Jesus. Ask Him to love through you with unfailing kindness.
{Sometimes I forget this one. Well… not really forget. I just choose to love later. Forgive in the middle of an altercation? That isn’t easy. Treat a stranger with respect when they aren’t nice back? That one isn’t easy either. Etc. Ditto. And on and on. I always need to choose to love in the NOW. Don’t we all? It’s the NOW that’s the hardest.}

~ After you pray and ask for His love to pour through you, receive it.
{Yes. Just like that. Let God’s love penetrate the situation. Let it fill the cracks of your heart with a Light so full of kindness that you can only see that person in love. In LOVE. That’s what I do when I make the choice to ask Him to love through me. It’s all about the choice.}

~ And last, but certainly not least {in fact it should be first so you know what unfailing kindness and everlasting love looks like}, LET GOD LOVE YOU, my friend.

Let Him love you. Everlasting. Unfailing. Heart filling. Life altering. Love.

He wants to be kind to you. He promises.

Live blessed, Heather

Heather’s life has brought depression and healing, death and life, destruction and repair, sadness and victory – and above all else … LOVE. Her prayer is that as you read through her life in an intimate way your eyes and hearts will land upon words that make you long for God even more.   Heather Mertens writes at  40YearWanderer.com You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter pouring out love. She sends out her devotional “Wanderings” newsletter a few times a month in which readers share in encouraging each other. You can get those at her website.

Published by permission of the author. Submit your own post at beingrebekah@outlook.com. 

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