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I Love You Whispers From the Father

I Love You
Whispers From the Father

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”   Matthew 22:36-40

Jesus boils it down for us: Love God, love ourselves, and love others.

Do I love God? Yes. I love the creation He made for us to enjoy: the sunrises, sunsets, starry skies, mountains, and oceans. And as I get to know Him through reading the Bible, I see that He is a God that loves us immensely and cares a great deal for people; especially the poor and vulnerable among us. (John 3:16Romans 5:8, Leviticus 19: 9-10, James 1:27) How could I not love a God like that?

Do I love myself? I try to. It is so much easier to love and accept myself when I know that God loves and accepts me. If He accepts and loves me, (problems, mistakes and all) surely I can learn to accept and love myself.

Finally, and this is the biggie for me…..Do I love others? I mean, really love others? Do I take the time to acknowledge and talk to people? Do I smile at them, make eye contact, and try to brighten their day? Or am I too busy going about what I consider to be important?

My challenge is to ask myself after every interaction, “Did I show love to that person? Is their day brighter because of me?”

I want to be able to answer “Yes” to both questions. Because, in the end, love is all that matters. (1 Corinthians 13)

 

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Europe 2013 Tina 059My Child~

You want love, joy and peace in your life, right? Guess what? I can impart all these things to you if you will let Me. If you allow My Spirit to work within you, you will experience more love, joy and peace. You don’t have to work hard to experience them; you just have to cooperate with Me to allow them in your life!  (Galatians 5:22-23)

First, and above all, you need to know that I love you. No matter what you’ve done, no matter if you love Me or hate Me, I love you. (Ephesians 3:18-19, Romans 5:8)

As you experience My love, you can begin to walk in love and share love with others. You will be happier and so will they.

Open the door for the woman pushing the walker. Pick up the jar of mayonnaise that just fell on the grocery shopper’s toe. Make a favorite meal for your family. As you walk in love you will know Me more for I am Love. (1 John 4:8)

As you realize that I love you, you will have joy. And that joy will bring you strength.  (Nehemiah 8:9-10) Have you noticed how negative emotions sap your energy and strength? Don’t focus on negative thoughts, focus on positive ones! Walking in joy instead of negativity will increase your strength. Try it! Spread happiness and cheer wherever you go and you will notice a new light in your eyes and a bounce in your step!

If you want peace in your life, you can take it from Me; for free. You do not need to be troubled or afraid. (John 14:27) Isn’t that wonderful? There is no need to toss and turn on your bed at night. Turn to Me and realize that I care for you more than you can imagine and I will always be there for you.

Come to Me now. Allow Me to love you. Feel My love surround you and wash over you. Feel your sadness turn to joy and your anxiety turn to peace. Just experience Me. Know that I am with you, loving you, holding you, caring for you and guiding you. Get quiet for just a moment and experience ME. Then, after you have spent time with Me, go out and walk in My love, My joy and My peace. I am always with you.  (Isaiah 41:10)

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My Dear Child~

You witnessed the horrible, premeditated bombings at the Boston Marathon recently…..that is hate in action. You saw people rush forward to help the injured, in spite of the danger they might encounter….this is love in action.

Hate destroys. Love helps and heals.

Those who hate have not been able to receive love….love from others or from Me. They are not whole, healthy people for you cannot be whole and healthy without love.

Love builds up, supports and if needed, heals the recipient. The recipient in turn shares that love with others for it is impossible to keep love to oneself. Unfortunately, it is also impossible to keep hate to oneself. (Luke 6:43-45)

It grieves Me to see My Children consumed by hate. It grieves Me to see their hate hurt others.

I will never stop seeking after My lost Children. (Luke 19:10, Luke 15) I want My Children to come to Me and have life; not be destroyed by hate.  (Proverbs 8:35-36)

If you or your loved ones have been hurt by hate, either by these bombings or other acts of hate, then come to Me and allow My Love to heal your wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

If you are whole, healthy and have love to share, then share it. By loving others you can help them and heal them. And maybe, just maybe, you will be the one person who will be instrumental in preventing further acts of violence.

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God’s Heart

My Child~

Do you know what tugs at My heart?  You do! You are always on My heart! I am always thinking about you! (Psalm 139:17-18) I love you when you go to church and I love you when you mess up and make mistakes. I love you when you help others and I love you when you are selfish. (I don’t like the selfish part but I still love YOU.)

The hurting and the vulnerable tug at My heart the most:

The Lord is my Good Shepherd

The Lord is my Good Shepherd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You need to know that I am your Shepherd and I am able to lead you to restful places and restore your troubled soul. I am always with you and I will always comfort you. I will fill your cup to overflowing and will surround you with goodness and lovingkindness. You need not fear any bad thing when you are with Me. (Psalm 23)

My Child,  I am Love. Let My Love surround you and abide in you.  Let My Love totally saturate your being. (1 John 4:16) Know deep down in your soul that                I LOVE YOU!

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Love

God has been challenging me to walk in love 24/7.  Every thought, motive, action and interaction with myself and others is to be love based. It’s disconcerting how often I slip out of love and into frustration, irritation or worry. God then reminds me that He is Love and He is always with me so it is possible for me to always walk in love. I challenge you to join me in a 24/7 love walk this month!

My Dear Child~

I hope that you know and understand that I love you so very much.  You are my special creation and I treasure you. (Psalm 139:13-18) Make sure you treasure yourself also. There is no one like you. No one with the same looks, abilities, voice, eyes or genetic make-up. You are special! Love and celebrate yourself! I do!

Do you know what I want from you?  I want you to love Me, love yourself and love others.  (Matthew 22:36-40) That’s all.  I don’t have a long list of “Dos” and “Don’ts” for you.  If you love Me, love yourself and love others, you are doing what I desire.

How can you show your love towards Me? Walk in love. (2 John 1:6)

What is love? Love is being patient when you’d rather show your irritation. Love is returning kindness when others hurt you. Love is being happy for others when they possess something you want. Love doesn’t boast about possessions or abilities, but is humble about one’s accomplishments. Love is not self-seeking; it seeks to help others. Love refrains from becoming angry quickly, but seeks to understand the situation. Love forgets the wrongs of others and focuses on the good instead. Love is never happy with evil but is joyful when the truth is proclaimed. Love always protects others, is willing to trust, and hopes for the best. Love will never, ever give up on anyone.  (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Are you loving others in that way? It is what I want you to do.  (1 John 3:18)  (John 13:34-35) It takes effort to walk in love on a daily basis, but it is worth it. You will bless others and find joy and blessings for yourself if you live a life of love.

And don’t forget…..I love you!

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My Dear Child~

You wonder if I love you.  The answer is YES!! I am love, did you know that? I love you so much that I sent My Son into the world for you.  (1 John 4:9-10) You see, sin separates us.  (Isaiah 59:2) If you are separated from Me, then your life is not the fullest and the best that it can be.  I want you to have the most abundant life possible!  (John 10:9-10)

While you were still doing wrong, when you didn’t know Me or care about My ways, I was seeking you.  I am always searching for My Children who stray.  I want them back with Me. (Luke 15:1-10)

My Child, seek to understand and be rooted in this love of Mine. It is there that you will find your security and have the proper foundation to live your life.  Dwell on how broad, long, high and deep the love of Christ is for you. When you are filled with Christ’s love you are filled with Me, since I am love. (Ephesians 3:17-19).

You may think that you are unworthy of My love or that you have done too many wrong things to be accepted by Me.  That is simply not true.  Moses was a murderer, David was an adulterer and a murderer, Abraham was a liar, Noah got drunk, Jacob was a deceiver, Jonah was disobedient, Sarah had unbelief and Rahab was a prostitute.  Yet all these people, and many more were forgiven and used by Me.  You are never beyond My love and My forgiveness.

It is never to late to return to Us.  One thief waited until he was dying to turn to My Son and he was welcomed home.  (Luke 23:32-43)

Our love for you is constant and unending.  Accept Our love. Accept Jesus’ sacrifice on your behalf and come home to Us. We are waiting for you with open arms.  (Luke 15:11-32) Come sooner rather than later. In fact, come now. Don’t wait until your dying breath. Your life on earth will be richer and full of love if you turn to Us now.

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