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Always and Forever

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“I will never leave you, I will always be by your side.”
-Hebrews 13:5b(emphasis added)

Let that sink in.

((Hugs))

Sarah

A Love That Fixes Everything

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Whatever you’re struggling with right now, I pray peace over you. May you feel His presence in a new way today. He loves you dearly, never forget it.

Blessings,

Sarah

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Today’s devo selection:

God’s Love Fills Gaps and Gives Hope
by Harvey L. Diamond

God is love. His love is perfect. Human love on the other hand is imperfect and leaves gaps. Orphans know that. For whatever reason, they have been abandoned by their parents. The bond of love between parent and child has been broken. Automatically there is a love gap. God sacrificed His Son to fill in every human gap. That’s a picture of His love. He leaves no prisoners to the bondage of abandonment. He is always there. ”I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:18). Where do you need a touch of God’s love?

RELEVANCE
When I was 7 my mother died. A bond of love had been broken. Something was missing for a long time, but I didn’t know what. At 19 the LORD demonstrated in a real way that He had been there in a way I never knew. Coming to the knowledge of His love brought a measure of peace. He revealed a way of access to His grace in a way I had never imagined. His faithfulness captured my heart, and in faith, I became a believer. It brought a new kind of hope I thought didn’t exist. I re-connected to life; His life!

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:1-5).

REFLECT AND RELATE
What gap exists in your heart? Let the LORD fill it with His love; a kind of love that brings peace and hope. Ask Him to demonstrate the reality of His love. Ask Him to reveal how He is there—now—with you.

REFERENCES
John 14:15-18

You Are Loved Today

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Good morning!
Valentine’s Day brings tremendous joy for some, but tremendous sadness for others. For those of you that feel sadness today, I want to encourage you.  I want you to know that no matter your relationship status or situation, the Lord is your ultimate Valentine. He doesn’t forget things that are important to you, He never forgets to show up, never forgets to give you gifts, and He always wants a second date. He never ever says He wants to “just be friends”. He is always there for you, would travel to the ends of the earth to find you should you wander, and His love for you is everlasting. What a catch! You are blessed with the ultimate love this Valentines day. So, go ahead, let that smile start to form, put a skip in your step! Enjoy this day to the fullest, knowing that you are the apple of His eye..the King of Kings wants YOU!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
– Sarah
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Today’s Devo:
God’s Box of Chocolates–A Valentine’s Day Devotional
by LauraLee Shaw
Everywhere I look near Valentine’s Day, there’s chocolate: boxes of chocolate in all the stores, chocolate on tv promising to be the only love you need, chocolate girl scout cookies–CHOCOLATE! I even saw chocolate Altoid breath mints in the grocery checkout aisle the other day! I think that’s what led me to remember the famous quote from Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.” (I even remembered it with his accent.)
In reality, that phrase can be true in many ways. We wake up every morning completely unsure of what the day may hold for us. We’ve made our plans. Sometimes they even happen the way we make them. But we never know for sure, do we?
The days that come with caramel in the middle are my favorite. The ones with the strawberry goo are just so so–but the ones with coconut–YUCK! I’d rather go back to bed. Then there’s the days where tragedy or difficult times come out of nowhere, and the chocolate sits in the pantry untouched…there’s no sweetness to be had in those moments, it seems.
God knows that life as it pertains to circumstances is uncertain for us. That’s why He comforts us and reminds us so many times that He is our constant companion, our steadfast friend, our consistently loving God and Savior. He doesn’t keep promises the way we do:
“When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee His promises, He gave His word, a rock-solid guarantee–God can’t break His word. And because His word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.” (Heb. 6:16-18, the Message)
You see, no matter what chocolate we are “in the middle of” right now, He is there–with the certainty of His promise today as well as His hope of heaven in the future. Listen to how the verse above continues to encourage us: (vs.19-20)
“We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up His permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek.”
I love the visual picture of grabbing on to Him with both hands as He runs ahead of me to the Father. That makes me able to get up today and praise Him for whatever comes my way. This faith, this confidence, this hope is our unbreakable spiritual lifeline–HIS love for us no matter what, when, how or why. Let’s binge on His priceless box of chocolates today…the sweetest and most satisfying of them all.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”
Psalm 34:8
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