Long ago, far away in The District, when this blog originally started, the basic premise was to awaken our hearts to loving God more each day and fall deeper and deeper in love with Him. To tune out all the other expectations, and demands, and obey what Jesus called the first and greatest commandment: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:36)
Yet, as I continue on this journey of deeply desiring to love God more, one theme that continues to come up over and over again, is that He will always love me more.
Despite my best efforts, on my most “spiritual” days, I will never out love God.
It’s a humbling realization and an extravagant gift all rolled into one. No one in the Universe is more worthy of love than our God, yet for some reason, He has chosen to love us unconditionally—even though we don’t deserve it, and even though we can never fully repay Him.
This morning, I was sitting on my couch, trying to love God through prayer and worship when I just glanced down at my Bible and read Isaiah 40:11.
Once again, He out loves me. Today, I needed that reminder!
Maybe as a little girl, I overdosed on felt boards in Sunday school with pictures of Jesus, a staff, and a flock of sheep, but now it’s rare that I reflect on the truth that God is my Shepherd.
Despite our age, our circumstances, or our security/lack of security, we are all in need of a Shepherd. Someone to take care of us, feed us, and carry us. It’s just another way God demonstrates His love for us. He is faithful to take care of His flock.
The idea that God would gather us up and carry us is such a beautiful picture to me. Even though I don’t always readily admit it, some days, I just need to be picked up and carried. Today was one of those mornings. Consumed with failure, doubt, uncertainty, and anxiety, I needed once again to be reminded that I am loved—so dearly and perfectly loved.
He will always love us more—what a beautiful, life giving truth!