Friday, September 30, 2011

Love inspires!

Love inspires!

     Maybe you think you can’t be like other people you admire.  You have been down too many wrong roads, taken disturbing turns, and ended up somewhere you didn’t want to go.

    Well, I’ve got good news for you.  There is an antidote for despair, a cure for discouragement, and a pathway filled with light and love—and it is available to you.  This may sound like an advertisement for some new product that will rip off your money and leave you worse off than ever before.  Maybe you’ve been suckered by false claims in the past—or maybe you’ve even been the one to make them!  None of that matters—not now.  This is the present.  Today is the day of salvation.  No matter which destructive roads you may have traveled, there is a detour available to you, and if you choose to take it, you’ll never turn back.  I can promise you that, because I know that once a person experiences the hope, the joy, and the wonder of walking with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ it is impossible to return to forsaken paths that lead to destruction of the soul.

     Does that mean you’ll never relapse on your addiction of choice?  That you’ll never return to unhealthy relationships?  Not necessarily.  We are human and humans sometimes fail.  It means you’ll have experienced the joy and excitement of a journey with Christ and even if you stray, you know there is something out there that is wonderful.  Something that draws, even the wandering heart, back home.That something is the love of Christ.  A love that inspires us to come up higher.  Draw nearer. Dig deeper. Go the distance—all the way to our heavenly home.  It secures safe passage through the valley of the shadow of death and opens the door to new life for every believer who earnestly desires to walk with Christ.

     Put your hand in His today.  Let him lead you to a place of safety, envelop you in His love, create a new heart in you and inspire you to be the person He always knew you could be.  You are beautiful in His eyes.  You always were.

1 Corinthians 13:8a  “Love never fails…”

Linda Settles

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