Drawing Me In

Your love, God,

it pulls me in

to a warm embrace

 

Your kindness

leads me

to repentance

 

Your goodness

pursues me

as a friend

 

Your mercy

settles

my anxiety

 

Your faithfulness

holds me

tenaciously

 

Your patience

encourages

my walk with You

 

Your grace

brings hope

to my soul

 

Your love

encompasses my life

in parental care

 

No wonder I run to You

 

– Susie Stewart

 

 

Over time I realized that when we love God, we naturally run to Him — frequently and zealously.  Jesus didn’t command that we have regular time with Him each day.  Rather, He tell us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind.”  He called this the “first and greatest commandment” (Matt. 22:37-38).  The results are intimate prayer and study of His Word.  Our motivation changes from guilt to love.

This is how God longs for us to respond to His extravagant, unending love; not with cursory “quiet time” plagued by guilt, but with true love expressed through our lives.

– Francis Chan

 

What a stack of blessing you have piled up
for those who worship you,
Ready and waiting for all who run to you
to escape an unkind world.

– Psalm 31:19 (MSG)

 

Do you take the kindness of God for granted? Do you see His patience and tolerance as signs that He is a pushover when it comes to sin? How could you not know that His kindness is guiding our hearts to turn away from distractions and habitual sin to walk a new path?

– Romans 2:4 (VOICE)

 

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

– 1 John 3:1 (NIV)

 

 

Photo by Andy Stewart

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One Comment

  1. THIS… Draws me in… I love how you have managed to use poetry and God’s attributes and Truth to settle my heart and soul today. May you be blessed in fresh ways today as you have blessed me.

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