Oh, the power of the love of God: It is consuming. It is overwhelming. It is healing. It is phenomenal. It can be indescribable. But there is no doubt, that it is loveóa powerful, consuming love.
A love letter from God is received when you have searched and questioned if there is a God. A love letter from God comes when you feel that there is nothing left for you. A love letter from God comes when you have been abandoned by all that you know and love. A love letter comes when you are in the valley of despair. A love letter even comes when you are on the mountain-top; filled with joy and wonder. A love letter from God comes when you have questions that need to be answered and when your heart has sought Him with completeness. A love letter from our Heavenly Father, comes when you desire the truth and the heart of God.
A love letter can be heard in the quietness of your supplication to the Father. You cannot miss the love letter when you set yourself to be in His presence. Permit me to share with you a letter of such...
To my beloved,
It gives my heart extreme pleasure to shower you with my love. I know that there are times when you question if I exist, or if I love you at all. I love you. I love you unconditionally. I love you just as you are.
I've seen the struggles that you suffer. I see the pain that you are in. My heart aches for you. My beloved, I have not abandoned you; nor have I forsaken you. The prince of this world has set out to destroy and deceive you. To try and manipulate you. But remember: Greater am I in you, than he that is in this world.
Take courage. Stand strong and know that I love you with an everlasting love. Many have come to try and deceive you, and destroy your faith. But I have planted in you an incorruptible seed: my love. I have formed and fashioned you. I breathed into you, me. I made you in my image, and I set you apart for greatness. So don't be fooled by the enemy's lies; it is only a trap to discourage you, and to take your focus.
Beloved, I encourage you to remain focused. To be steadfast. Just as Christ overcame the world; so can you. I know it's difficult at times. I know that you grow weary. I know the evil that persists in this world. But I have sent you a comforter, My Spirit, that will lead and guide you, and teach you what to do.
Many times I have spoken that the battle is not yours. Yet the adversary of your soul and of the Kingdom, has convinced you that it is YOU that need to fight. No, my beloved. I will fight and have fought your battles. Your position is to pray, praise and worship. If I be lifted up, then I will draw all men unto me.
So many have left my flock. So many of you have been wounded by other sheep, and shepherds that I have left to tend my flock. I am sorry for your pain, and the wounds inflicted upon you. I'm sorry for the lies that have caused you to run. Know this, my beloved: that I love you just the way you are. It is not you, that I hate, but the sin that I abhor. It is not the addict that I hateóbut the addiction. For it keeps you away from me. It is not the homosexual that I hateóbut the act of homosexuality. For it was not my design. It is not the adulterer or fornicator that I hateóbut the act of the sin. For it keeps you separated and opens doors to more evil, and causes wounds beyond belief. It is not the liar or the thiefóbut the act of lying and stealing. For no liar and thief shall enter into heaven. My beloved, it is not the sinner, but the sinful acts that I hate. How can I not love and accept my creation? How can I not love you when I am in you? Yes, there is room at the Cross for all; but sin must take it's rightful place: nailed to the Cross.
I can be the balm that heals your wounds and stabilizes your footing. You question my strength and love. My power, my strength, my love, is shown in my gift to you; the gift of my Son, your brother, Jesus the Christóthe anointed One. I also gave a gift when I formed you: the gift of choice. You can choose to believe or not. You can choose to walk in righteousness or not. You have the power, because I placed choice in your hands. And with this power comes responsibility.
I'm sorry for your disappointments. However, make no mistake, my beloved, that I have and am causing all things to work out for your good; for each and everyone that loves me, and has believed on me; even when your path was dark and you could not see. I reward them that diligently seek me. And those that stand in faith and have taken my word and hidden it in their hearts.
I know that you struggle. I know that you have pain. I know that you question my love for you, and how I can love you so, and allow the world to be in such disarray. I know. But had you been meditating on my word, spending time in my presence, then you will know that this all, I have prepared you for. This, I have told you of. I warned you that the heart of man would wax evil. That there would be wars and rumors of wars. I warned you that there would be deceivers coming in my name. I told you that there would be perilous times. But I also told you, that I would be with you. I would be with you always.
My love for you does not stop because you are suffering. My love for you has not ceased because you have suffered a loss. My love for you grows abundantly with each and every day. You are a part of me, and I have called you by name.
It does not matter how many times you fall; get up! And trust me to lead you. There is one thing that no one else truly knows but me: Your heart. I know your heart. I know your soul. I know your cries. I know the fears. Now it's time for you to know, true love.
Seek me. Seek early. Seek me each and everyday. Spend time in my presence. I've missed you. I've wanted to talk with you for so long. Will you open your heart? Will you open the door? I've been knocking for a while. Just know: I never tire. So I will keep knocking. I will keep loving. I will never leave. All you have to say is: Yes, Lord.
I love you.
Your Heavenly Father