Good morning beautiful people. I apologize for my absence. I have entered a busy season and I sure do miss you all. I pray that everyone has had a blessed week thus far. I send prayers up for everyone who has returned to school and to those who will be returning next week. I decree and declare that you all will excel in areas that you use to struggle in and I speak peace over your lives. May God continue to bless you and keep you!
TFTD: God knows me and yet He still loves me
Psalm 139:1 (NKJV)
139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
During my morning devotion, I began reading Psalm 139 and verse one jumped off the page and resonated in my heart. I was temporarily paralyzed by the nine words that stared back at me. I was at a lost for words and I couldn’t even force myself to read any further because immediately I began recalling who I was and who I am becoming.
The scripture says, “O Lord, You have searched me and known me.” There are things about me, Nicole Ellis, that my parents don’t know, that my husband doesn’t know, that my children don’t know, that my closet friends don’t know and to think that God took time to search me and knows my deepest most inner most thoughts. He knows things from my past, present, and my future and yet He still loves me. That blew me away! There are people who barely know me now and based on their false perception of me won’t even deal with me. Now imagine how people would treat me if they knew every indiscretion that I ever had. Imagine the looks I would receive if people could see my sin on a flat screen Tv. Take a moment and think about how many friends you would have if they knew what you did or what you currently do? Not too many, huh?
This is the reason why I couldn’t push myself to read any further. This is the reason why I couldn’t open my mouth to speak because for a moment I began thinking about how man would treat me if they only knew my past. I began thinking about how people treat me now and they have no idea who I really am and for a split second I compared GOD to man. I couldn’t understand why God would treat me any differently. Then tears filled my eyes and I realized that God searched me and He knows every thing I ever did, ever thought about doing, ever said, and yet He still loves me. God knows every single thing about me and He still sent a Savior to save my soul. NOW THAT’S LOVE!
You see, man will judge you, place you in a box, ostracize you, ridicule you, condemn you and leave you by the waste side for the smallest indiscretion, but God, the One who knows every single thing about you looks past your faults and loves you without limits.
Who wouldn’t want a love like that? I grow deeper in love with Christ because I realize that I can come to Him as I am and I don’t have to hide anything from Him because He loves me. I desire to become a better child of God because He knows me and yet He still loves me!
I pray that you continue to seek God daily and grow to love Him as much as He loves you. Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis
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