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Thursday, February 10, 2011

GOD THINKS YOU'RE WONDERFUL-PART 2

Here is the second half of the little book "GOD THINKS YOU'RE WONDERFUL" By Max Lucado. "Turn to the sidelines, that's God cheering your run. Look past the finish line; that's God applauding your steps. God is for you. If he had a calendar, your birthday would be circled. If he drove a car, your name would be on his bumper. If there's a tree in heaven, he's carved your name in the bark.
Maybe you don't want to trouble God with your hurts, but..."he cares about you"
1 Peter 5:7. He is waiting for you, to embrace you whether you succeed or fail. Your heavenly Father is very fond of you and only wants to share his love with you.
"Blessed be the Lord your God who has delighted in you...1 Kings 10:9" Untethered by time, God sees us all. Vagabonds and ragamuffins all, he saw us before we were born. And he loves what he sees. Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Star maker turns to us, one by one, and says, "You are my child. I love you dearly. I'm aware that someday you'll turn from me and walk away. But I want you to know, I've already provided a way back." You have captured the heart of God. He cannot bear to live without you. God's dream is to make you right with him. And the path to the cross tells us exactly how far God will go to call us back. "It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins." 1 John 4:10 Can anything make me stop loving you: God asks. Never, no, not in a million years, never ever. "You wonder how long my love will last? Watch me speak your language, sleep on your earth, and feel your hurts. Find your answer on a splintered cross, on a craggy hill. That's how much I love you." God does more
than forgive our mistakes; he removes them! We simply have to take them to him. You can talk to God because God listens. Let a tear appear on your cheek, and he is there to wipe it. He has sent his angels to care for you, his Holy Spirit to dwell in you...his church to encourage you, and his word to guide you. As much as you want to see Him, he wants to see you more. If you want to touch God's heart, use the name he loves to hear. Call him "Father." HE THINKS YOU'RE WONDERFUL!"
It is my prayer that these words will encourage and uplift you today and help you to realize just how very much God loves you and how very special you are to him.
Have a fantastic day!

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