Deus caritas est! “…God is love.” 1 John 4:16
As we enter this season of reflection and renewal, let’s rediscover God calling to His children, revealing His goodness, and transforming each one with Perfect Love. "This is real love – not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins" (1 John 4:10) ~ Donna Oswalt
Your emptiness accepted creates a space for God in your life. When you embrace that emptiness, God can begin to fill you. God has a plan for you. Marcrina Wiederkehr from A Tree Full of Angels
We live so fully, always busy, that we often find ourselves too full with no room left for God. Busyness can keep us from developing an intimate relationship with the Lord. To lay down the world, to lay down television, newspapers, work, electronics, social activities, and sometimes even church activities, is necessary to create time and space for God. Sadly, this is the way we frequently go about it, as an afterthought.
...if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and His love becomes complete in us - perfect love! 1 John 4:12 The Message
What a beautiful thought - Perfect Love is complete in us! The Holy Spirit needs a place to work, and when our lives are too full, there is little room for His Presence.
READ 1 John 4:11-12
- How does God reveal His love to me?
- Can God offer Perfect Love to others through me?
- How much space does my life create for God?
Father, come and dwell in me. It is time to clean house, throw out unnecessary clutter that robs my soul of time with You. With open hands and open ears, I ask You to fill me with holiness, speak to me with wisdom. Make me complete in You. Amen. -dho
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