❤ Jesus loves me and this I know very much! ❤
How do I know that Jesus loves me, you may ask? It is because of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and because of His resurrection that He loves me so. But there is so much more to His love than I can EVER comprehend……
I know that Jesus is a God of love because His hands fashioned me and knitted me together in my mother’s womb. His hands caress me as I go to sleep at night. I was not a mistake. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Praise God for this amazing truth!
~”Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it.”~Psalm 139:14, NLT~
~”Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”~1 John 4:7-8, ESV~
One of the reasons I am writing this blog post today is because of two sources of inspiration: my friend, Jennifer, and Pastor Anthony George at First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Jennifer is a very dear friend of mine. I can pick up the phone, call her anytime, and she will pray with me on the spot. One day, I was very troubled. So, I decided to call Jennifer. I told her that I could not believe in the Word of God and that God would come through for me because of the emptiness and loneliness that I felt as I was going through a rough time in that season of my life.
She immediately told me to use this time to press into Father God because He is the Ultimate Source of Comfort. She told me to press so much into Him that I fall asleep in His arms that night. She even prayed with me before I got off of the phone. I slept like a baby that night. 🙂
I could feel the love of God the next day. I went to church this morning and Pastor Anthony George preached a sermon that touched my heart. He preached that God is your Designer!
I was sitting in the audience and thinking to myself, “Wow!,” because of this amazing truth. God is my Designer. Jesus was sent into the world to be the Example of Abba, the Ultimate Creator. The Holy Spirit intercedes for me, as a creation (not a mistake) from my Creator.
~”Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God bless them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”~Genesis 1:26-28, ESV~
I knew right then, as I was listening to Pastor George preach that I was not a mistake because God wanted to make me. God wanted to fashion me in His image and likeness. God wanted to make me into me:into Sarah Alexandra Dickens, a princess and noble woman of the Most High!
I won’t forget when my Sunday School teacher, Liz, got me a birthday gift. She got for me body wash and a pair of earrings! The body wash was a mix of lavender and honey and the earrings were a pair of heart earrings. I remember what her words to me were after she gave me the body wash and earrings, “That’s Sarah!“
It’s as if God knew quite well how He wanted to make me unique. How God wanted to set me apart from other women. How God wanted to make me the me that He created me to become. I am a Woman of the King, in the Name of Jesus Christ!
I know that Jesus loves me because it is because of His love that draws me close to Him. I can bask in His presence for hours at a time because His love is so compelling! It draws me straight through the Holy Spirit, into Jesus, and right into the heart of God, even as I write this blog post on this beautiful Sunday afternoon!
I thank God for creating me. That is not selfish. It is a praise for Him as I glorify God not just over all of creation, but as my Creator.
I remember when my friend Ann, from my church, told me how significant that I am that she thinks of me as she prays for me. I did not realize how dearly loved I am and she even told me that she is my mentor! 🙂
Even as this dear woman of God prays for me, I know that the Holy Spirit is constantly interceding for me because my Abba Daddy cares very much for me!
~”So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”~Romans 8:15, NLT~
The Holy Spirit fights for me. Jesus draws me into Father God and this is so that I could know the love of God. God is love! Hallelujah!
I now want to pray for you, dear reader, and that You will feel the love of God today! 🙂 :
Thank You that You created me and have made this blog post that I just wrote as a testimony of Your great faithfulness and love to others here and worldwide. Thank You that every reader, who has read this blog post, can see, know, and even feel that You are a Great, Great Heavenly Father, who decided to create that special boy or that precious girl in Your image and likeness and apart from other creation. May each reader know today that he or she is loved. Let he or she claim this truth: They are not a mistake and that You decided to create them as a part of Your design and plan for their lives. You knew the plans, even before each reader was born, of the future that each reader would walk into with Your hands holding them and embracing them as Your sons and daughters. Let each reader know that he or she is not forgotten and to remember Your great love for them today. Let your sons and daughters praise you for Your amazing truths and mainly for this one: that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. I give you all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless You dear reader! Know that you are loved and rest in Abba’s loving arms today! ❤
~”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”~Jeremiah 29:11, NIV~