Kinikilig ako Sa’yo Lord! <3
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!” declares the Lord. (Isaiah 49:14-15, 18)
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart. (Jeremiah 24:7)
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem… how often I have longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. (Matthew 23:37)
Sobrang kinikilig lang talaga ako. As in. I am reading Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge, when I came across these three verses; still in the second chapter but really learning a lot. But more than just understanding my circuitry and my heart, I learned the natures of God that He decided to incorporate with my design.
I was really amazed when I realized that God wants to be in an intimate relationship with me. That simple thought gave me shivers. I have been in this walk for two years and the idea never fails na pakiligin ako. Na yung Diyos na gumawa ng mundo, with all its beauty, eh sobrang in love sakin at gustong gusto na sa kanya lang ako.
“I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god!” (Exodus 20:5)
The God, in all His majesty, longs for my affection! And He is not willing to share it with any idol in my heart. He wants to be above anything else. He longs to be my priority.
He longs to change His status as to “in a relationship with LJ Parpan” in His facebook page! Can anything be more amazing than this?
And this is applicable to each and every one of us. The Bible is the story of how God loves His people and how He wants to be pursued, yet He always moves with the initiative. After Adam and Eve committed sin, He was the one who made them garments of skin and clothed them (Genesis 3:21). And He was the one who died on the cross, paying for the sins we can never pay, with the mere intention of taking us back to be with Him.
“… neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)
*kinikilig na naman ako :”>