Y&F Day 26

5 November 2013

“YOU’RE IN MY HEART FOREVER”
(Wake)

“If I climb to the sky, you’re there. If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, you’d find me in a minute. You’re already there waiting!” 
Psalm 139:8-10 (MSG)

Have you ever heard someone say something like, “Once you put something on the internet, it’s there forever, even if you delete it!”?

FOREVER? How long is forever? Can we actually comprehend a ‘forever’ time frame? And what is cyber space anyway?

The Bible teaches us that God is a forever God. He stands outside of time, as we know it. He invented time and He invites us into glimpses of ‘forever’ with Him.

When God ‘wakes within us’ He is literally connecting us to His plan of salvation on the earth. His plan – that everyone would be united with Him – in life and in heaven. When we surrender our lives to God and allow Him to lead our lives, we then experience this crazy love that He has for us, and we enter into a heart-to-heart relationship with Him. And it’s a FOREVER kind of love.

You know how some people say ‘love you to the moon and back?’ They don’t literally mean they love us the distance from earth to moon and back, do they? They mean they love us heaps… more than they love McDonalds ice cream, for example (Well, we hope so, anyway! If not, that’s a lot of love for ice cream!).

But when God says He loves us and is going to live in our heart FOREVER, He means it. We can not stop God from loving us. Everywhere we go, He is there, still loving us and still inviting us to join His ‘forever-ness.’ This is the real deal, the Jesus thing. He really cares, and He always will. For you and me and every person that we can know and don’t know.

So today, if you feel far away remember God is right there with you. He hasn’t changed His mind about you. His love is forever. Let’s lean in to what He is saying, because He might be telling us to invite someone else on this forever journey too.