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There's something very touching about seeing my husbands Bible laying open...

This was my "GodSpeaks" devotional for today:

Basis For Our Blessings
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him." - 1 Corinthians 2:9 NKJV

The proceeding verse is one of the most wonderful verses in the entire Bible. It describes the unfathomable blessings of God. However, the most wonderful part of this verse is not in the blessings themselves but in the basis for these blessings. God's Word says that His blessings are for those who love Him. This means that all of the blessings that we receive and enjoy in Christ are based on our love-relationship with Him.

How freeing to know that love is the basis for our blessings! God isn't looking to bless us in return for some amazing act or accomplishment. He is looking for us to love Him more than anything else because He always puts His love for us first. The story was told of a young girl who had just received her driver's license. As a reward, her father let her drive his car to school. Just as she was pulling into the school parking lot, a careless driver sideswiped her. She was uninjured, but her eyes filled with tears as she thought about the mess that she was now in. As she opened the glove compartment and fumbled for the insurance papers, she noticed an envelope. Inside was a letter written to her in her father's distinct handwriting, "When the time comes for you to use these papers, remember that it's you that I love . . . not the car." This is a reflection of God's heart toward us. He loves us before anything else and desires for us to put our love for Him first.

We need to continually ask God's Spirit to search our hearts and reveal where we may have strayed in putting our love for Him first. When we do so, He will be faithful to restore and revive our love for Him, which is always the basis for our blessings.
How consistently do you dwell on God's love for you?
What is the danger in loving God's blessing more than Him?


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8 comments:

  1. Happy Sunday Polly :) pop by to pick up an award when you have a chance.

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  2. 1Jo 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

    What a wonderful sense that we have in Him.... that it is always love that makes His heart swell when He hears our voice........

    this was a wonderful post today... Brought me back to when I first believed....

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  3. You get to me. You know what I mean?
    I can't wait to see the many mansions! We love houses, don't we?

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  4. Beautiful post. And I love that fabric on your chair. It looks like the fabric I am trying to match up. Would you happen to have the name of it by any chance?

    tea
    xo

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  5. Wow...thank you so much for sharing! That is such a profound verse that I have reflected on throughout my life...thank you for the reminder! BTW...love the snapshot of the chair and Bible...so sweet!

    (Oh and I changed my blog url just as a heads up: http://romanticthoughtsfromalicew.blogspot.com)

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  6. Beautiful Post and so Reflective. God Blesses us in so many ways. I LOVE your Post Polly :)

    Angie

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  7. What a Great blog you have! I found you through my friend Denise at Hope tree studio. I will add you to my favorites! Come over to my blog for a visit. Joy@ www.thevintagerabbit.typepad.com
    Have a Lovely Day!

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  8. Isn't it special to have a husband who seeks after Him!

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