Another full week. Another updated to-do list. Another gauntlet of kids' activities. Another attempt at staying ahead of the shoulds and coulds and oughts. Another schedule of events to keep on top of.
Another opportunity to remember how much God loves you.
I thought I would share with you a little pick-me up serenade, just in case Monday has already got you down!
As I sat and listened to Lydia sing the chorus to that little song (over and over and over and over ...) I had to smile. While she's a bit sketchy on the verses, she has the important part of the song down pat.
"Yes, Jesus loves me sooooooooo."
Sometimes I get caught up in the busy-ness of having a relationship with Jesus and I miss out on the simpleness of His love for me.
I have a list of things I should do because it's the Christian thing to do. I fill up my time with activities that have spiritual potential. I try to keep ahead of the shoulds and coulds and oughts of my faith. I schedule in my quiet times, devotions and teachable-moments.
Hmmm .... it would seem I'm approaching Jesus in the same way I approach my Mondays! That's no good! That's not what God intends for me at all. Or for you.
This week, my goal is to allow that chorus, that refrain, that truth to resonate in my heart and my soul ...
"Yes, Jesus loves me sooooooo."
... and allow my response to that love be what my faith looks like.
I hope this will also be a reminder that God, too, serenades us with words of love.
17 The LORD your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in His love He will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephania 3:17, emphasis mine)
And when He sings His love songs, He knows all the words ... and His guitar isn't missing all of its strings! :)