Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hammock-ed in His love

Philippians 1:6
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Praying for a friend of mine this morning and this scripture came to mind. 
Thank you, Father, for your sweet, tender care. 
Lately this concept of being 'hammock-ed' in His love has been just perking through  my thoughts. 
When we're lying in a hammock, we're vulnerable.
We're unable to make ourselves secure, we have to trust in the soundness, the integrity of how the hammock was constructed.  We can't make us stay up. :-) 
Relaxing into the hammock and simply enjoy being weightless, and held. 
Well held.
That is what the Father's love is like.
It doesn't matter if we don't feel like we deserve it.  If the truth came out, if all our history was shown for all to see, we wouldn't be loved. 
Nope.  That's not how that works.  There is something within us that wants to earn, to deserve. 
And He tells us to simply receive.  
He knows everything, He's seen what's happened, He gets our past trash.  
And loves us anyway.
Today, Father, help me.  By the blessing of the Holy Spirit, help me to live like a well-loved child, held securely in your love and freely give that to everyone around me. Enable me to be the change I want to see happen around me, start with me. 
In Jesus' beautiful name,

1 comment:

  1. This makes me think of Bible study last night...God loves us sooo EXTRAVAGANTLY.

    Ephesians 5:1-2 (from The Message)

    “Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with Him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us, but to give everything of Himself to us. Love like that.”