Happy new month! Y’all know how much I love the beginning of the month. I know this month is scarcely new, but at least we’re still in the first week. I apologize for being silent for over a month, I know you all have been dying to read something new (Kujichocha). I’m back to ‘full-time” blogging though and hopefully this year I’ll be more present than I have been. 2015 has had a great start so far, I have been able to hear God in so many different situations. Today, being my first post of the year, I’d like to share my “word of the year” for 2015.
Towards the end of last year, I was reading a book called “The Book of Romance” by Tommy Nelson. The book takes you through a study of The Song Of Solomon and its application to dating, courtship and marriage. I got a chance to read through the Song of Solomon twice as I was reading the book. The first time I just read through it and the second time I broke it down verse by verse (with the help of Tommy Nelson). This study helped me to see love and to see God in a whole new perspective. I was able to see Him as a romantic God. I was in such a “romantic place” that one Saturday morning I woke up and actually wrote a love poem. (Maybe one day I’ll share the poem with you).
As you may have guessed from the title, the word that God gave me for 2015 is love: specifically, the love of God towards us. I had a revelation of how deep God’s love was a while back. Here is an excerpt from my previous post about it. “1 Peter 1:20 says, “God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.” (NLT) I thought about what this scripture really means and it completely blew my mind. See, before God created the world, before He made Adam and Eve, He knew that human race would fall. He knew that by giving us free will, we would make the wrong choice. But He couldn’t take away free will from the equation otherwise we would just be a bunch of robots. So before He created us, He made a plan for our redemption, then He went ahead and created us anyway. His love for humanity was and is one hundred percent on purpose.”
John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” This scripture shows us the depth of God’s love for us, how far He would go just because of His love. Romans 5:8 shows the unconditional nature of His love; that a holy God, loves us even in our most unholy circumstances. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
It is extremely difficult for me to completely understand the depth of God’s love for me. He has been showing me nuggets of His love here and there as this year has begun, I look forward to going deeper in His word, and spending more “personal time” with God so I can better understand, and hopefully, better reciprocate the love of God.
February is the “month of love” and as you celebrate love in your life this month, I challenge you to celebrate God’s love for you. Spend some time with Him, get to know Him a little more. Let His love captivate you, overwhelm you and amaze you.