Love that Never Runs Out


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When you have come to the end of yourself, God is just getting started. Because of God’s unfailing and unconditional love, we are not consumed by the world and the heaviness of our sins. His love does conquer all. You name it! Our insecurities, fears, doubts, guilt & shame.

 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.  For I For I am convinced that neitherdeath, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

 

Sometimes we find ourselves in a too-good-to-be-true moment with God. “Really Lord, You can still love me? Inspite of my failures? And the nth times I’ve disobeyed You?” I myself doubted God’s ability to love and accept me for who I am. But then it came to me, this verse:

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is LOVE. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” – 1 John 4:16

Like sand, His love never runs out. He is love and He’ll always be. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever. You see, our inability to accept God’s perfect love for us is not a question of doubting God’s love or His ability to love us but of doubting our worthiness. Looking in the mirror of our lives, we become so discouraged by what we see and disheartened by what we know to be true. I realized instead of dwelling on the fact that i’ll never be worthy of his love, I found comfort in His words that his grace is sufficient for me. And his power is made perfect in my weakness.  I found this unexplainable joy of surrendering. This world taught us that to surrender is to accept defeat, but the bible tells us that to surrender to God is the first step to victory. Instead of crying my heart out and soaking myself with all the guilt and shame, I hold on to his promise of a new morning. A clean slate. A new day to start all over again… to live and love again.

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you”

Psalms 139:17-18 

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“Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.”

Isaiah 26:8

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1. Religion tells you to do this and do that and try and try and try and try and try to be good enough… but you’ll never be. Why? Because our hearts are sick. But God did what we cannot do for ourselves and that’s GRACE.=)

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

2. We are all little seeds. Our lives remain meaningless not until we decide to leave our comfort zones (fame,money,career etc.)and bury ourselves into the ground (Surrender our lives to God). Only then we’ll grow into trees that will bear more seeds. And only then we’ll understand that “losing our life” for God’s sake  literally means “gaining it back”.

“He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.” – Matthew 10:39

3. Our life here on earth is about HIS-story. From the beginning to the end, everything that happened,happens and will happen shall reveal God’s glory. The day we were born to the day we lost our way home, tells about not our mistakes or failures but reveals the Grace of God in every step we make. Once we accepted Him in our lives, we already play a role in His story. He is the starring role! We are merely extras. Our names won’t be included in the credits. Our lives should be directed,produced&written by God!

So, let me ask you, little seed, are you willing to lose your life and find purpose in the end? or continue to work hard for your so called life and lose it in the end?

SUGAR CLICHE

This is a song I wrote for my girls. We (girls) always have our own set of heart (love)issues and we have to admit that there’s always a vulnerable spot in us that can either make or break us.  So this song pretty much sums up in a simple way how we must deal with the pressure and all that . hehe

“Guard your heart above all else,for it determines the course of your life.” – PROVERBS 4:23

“SUGAR CLICHE”

Honey, what are you thinking?
let me guess your next move
Sorry for being so sensitive
do you know what’s at stake here?
do you know my heart is at stake here

SO I,

i wont let my guard down
coz’ i know how it sounds
i don’t need your sugar cliches
i dont want your empty promises
if you really like me,
then just let it be.

I know the clock is ticking
do you feel a bit pressured?
Sorry for taking it too long
do you know what’s at stake here?
coz my heart is at stake here

SO I,

i wont let my guard down
coz’ i know how it sounds
i don’t need your sugar cliches
i dont want your empty promises
if you really like me,
then just let it be.

if you really like me,
then just let it be.
if you really like me,
then just let it be.
if you really like me,
then just let it be.
then just WAIT FOR ME