His Love. And You, Right Now.

Friends,

I’ve heard it for all of my life.

Scratch that, for all of my Jesus-life.

“God loves you right where you are. You don’t need to improve yourself, better yourself, even fix yourself before coming to Him.”

 

I recently realized that was only head knowledge for me.

Not heart knowledge.

 

I think this post will be rather short and sweet.

 

I’ve been super busy lately. My semester just finished, so of course there were about a million hours needed of studying, writing papers, and actually taking the finals. And, throw in work. And packing up all of my physical life and somehow smushing it into my Honda Civic. Don’t forget friends that I want to spend cherished time with. And sleep. And eating. And…. I really like reading now. It’s my new hobby and I can’t seem to put my books down.

Anyways, I now realize I was rambling and maybe this won’t be as short and sweet as I originally hoped.

 

Back to the main point: I have been super busy. You probably have been, too.

And because I’ve been so busy, I have unintentionally neglecting time with God.

I know, I know. I’m a sinner. A heathen, if you will.

It hasn’t been intentional. I’m not doing it on purpose. I don’t feel distant from the Lord. I simply have been “go go go” from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. And then, somewhere in the midst of chaos, I realized that I have been neglecting time with my sweet Savior.

 

When I think about it, I feel ashamed. I mean, He is literally my everything. He is my love. My Savior. My best friend. My father.

He came down from the beautiful and pleasant riches of Heaven. He walked in the dirt and heat of this world. He plundered and robbed the grave. All for me.

And I forgot to spend time with Him?

What?

It doesn’t make sense to me.  And because of that, I feel ashamed. Not worthy.

It’s almost as though because I haven’t been spending time with Him, that I don’t want to come before Him because of that shame and guilt. So I don’t. And it’s just an endless circle, and endless cycle that I kept going deeper in.

 

I don’t really think I’m alone in that.

Maybe for you, it comes with sin. You sin, and the shame and guilt from that make you want to neglect the One who died for that very thing.

Maybe for you, it comes with distance. You feel far from God, and because of that, you feel too far gone to come before and think things will never be back to how they once were.

Or maybe for you, it comes with the belief that you aren’t good enough. That you don’t know enough. That you aren’t spiritual enough or religious enough or what not.

 

Friends.

God loves you right where you are.

 

God loves YOU right where you are.

God loves you right where you ARE.

 

Right there.
Sitting in that chair. Laying on that bed. In that coffee shop. In your bedroom. In class. At work.

 

Wherever you are right now, take upmost delight in knowing in believing that God is literally gazing at your beautiful heart right now, and loving it.

In the midst of the business.

In the midst of the neglect. In the midst of that one sin.

In the midst of the great distance you feel. In the midst of the little knowledge.

In the midst of poor church attendance. In the midst of not reading your Bible.

In the midst of family drama.

And a life spiraling out of control.

And maybe, in the midst of great joy. Of intimacy. Of overflowing love and success and thriving.

Maybe, in the midst of confusion. Of frustration. Not knowing. Little faith.

 

Friend, wherever you are spiritually right now, God loves you so much.
Please, friend, hear me when I say that. Hear me for realsies. Hear it deep and true.

 

I don’t really think God expects us to be perfect. In fact, I think He knows that we will mess up, be distant, and sometimes have bad times.

But I think that God loves loving us in the most sorry of times.

I really think His heart delights to show us mercy and love and grace and compassion.

 

God loves you right where you are.

Picture Him coming to you, right where you are sitting or standing right now, and His love like a mighty, rushing wind just sweeping all around you. The sound of the rushing wind is of His beautiful love song over you. The feelings are warm, of tingling and soft touches of love.

God loves you right where you are.

And He is excited for you to spend time with Him.

 

No matter where you are at.

His love is unconditional. Nothing can make it step back. God doesn’t change His mind about you.

God. Loves. You.

Yes, you.

 

No, you don’t have wait until you are more fit for Him.

No, you don’t have to wait until you are more self-controlled, more disciplined.

No, you don’t have to wait until you go to church more or read your Bible more.

And no, don’t wait until the feelings of shame and guilt and unworthiness go away. Because they won’t unless they are stilled in the sweet reassurance of your God.

 

So my dear friend, lean into it. Don’t be afraid.

Be bold. Fill your heart with faith in the love that won’t ever leave you.

It abounds, it abounds.

 

With much, much love. And a lot of peace in the love that doesn’t change its mind. -Melissa

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16 thoughts on “His Love. And You, Right Now.

  1. Melissa, every time you post it is always something I need to hear. I really needed to read this! Even though I don’t know you personally, I love seeing or rather reading your love for our beautiful Savior! Your blog posts have been a blessing in my life! I pray that God will continue to use you to point others back to him! I hope your finals went well and I hope you have a great summer!

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    1. Awh friend, thank you so much! I am so glad that the Lord is using these posts to touch your heart. It’s so exciting and good!! He’s so exciting and good! Thank you- finals did go very well and now summer is here. Thanks for your love.. it means so much. Much love to you!

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  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear in the midst of preparing for finals and packing and the crazy thing that we call life. I need to be reminded that there is nothing that can pluck me from the hand There is nothing that can make Him love me any less. Thank you so much for such a sweet reminder of our Savior’s unimaginable, unchangeable, all-consuming love.

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    1. Megan,
      AMEN to everything you said! SO true that there is nothing can can pluck us from His hand and nothing that can make Him love us any less. Even in the midst of the absolute chaos of finals and packing, (That was my week last week… ah!) there is nothing that can separate us from Him. Thanks for your sweet words. Much love to you!

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  3. This is my first time reading one of your posts and I have to say you are a great writer. I love the way you words touched my heart and were very true. I was feeling a lot of guilt and shame this past Sunday for not being able to contain my emotions and reading your blog truly helped. Thanks 🙂

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    1. Flor,
      Thank you so much! Your sweet words mean so much to me. I am so glad that this post helped to soothe your heart.. God provides love at just the right moments, doesn’t He?! He loves you so much. Much love to you, my friend!

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  4. OMG!!! Sorry for stalking but I used to read your blog regularly during the spring semester. Over the summer I got distracted and then this first month back at school has been rough. But this was PERFECT. Exactly what I needed to hear. God literally just spoke to me through your post. I got goosebumps. Thank you so much!! Keep being a light! 🙂

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    1. Jordan, HEY! Hahaha so glad that you found yourself back here! AND so glad that this post was just what you needed to hear- God is so near to your heart and is loving you like He always has! Thanks for your sweet words- I appreciate you so much! Much love, my friend.

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