I was blessed to have two parents, who lived a life of love for God, each other, their family and other people.  As my father got older, he seemed to grow even more intent on being sure we knew that he loved us.

He would tell us, “I love you with all my heart,” followed by a long, loving gaze.  Then he would add, “And I really mean that.”  He called my mother, his “precious wife.”  He called me his “precious daughter.”  He called others in the family “precious.”

I praise God every day for His Love so beautifully expressed in lives I could see full of His Love.  My father made it easy for me to feel The Love of my Father God.  I have the security of knowing He loves me and I am precious to HIm.  In fact, He loves me (and you) so much that He has given me His Heart, to have forever.

 

In The Beginning … and Continuing to The Next Beginning 

Our hearts began to beat within our mother’s womb long before anyone met us.  It will continue to beat, as long as we inhabit our earthly bodies.  How like God is this Gift, faithful, ever present, designed to give life to our body and to allow us to share His Word, so others can receive Eternal Life.

Numerous scriptures mention the heart, but interestingly none of them refer to “inviting Him (God or Jesus) into” our hearts.  He didn’t have to be invited in to be there.  He was in our hearts from the moment of our creation and remains so.  

 

Discovery!

We lived for quite awhile before we even became aware of our hearts beating inside of us.  When we discovered it, some of us did so with wonder and others with fear that something we could not control was at our very center.  It is often the same way when we discover The Lord of the Universe is inside of us.

 

He’s Not Leaving!

Even if we were to decide that we wish to get rid of our heart, we cannot do so without giving up our earthly life.  It is hardwired inside of us with a critical mission of keeping us alive.  It is the same with God.  He is inside of us with The Mission of keeping us alive with Him forever.  No matter what we do, He is not leaving us.

I will never leave you

nor forsake you …

Hebrews 13:5

I am with you always!

Matthew 28:20

Forever Faithful

Even if we were to deny our heart is there, it will continue to do its job faithfully and ever present.  Sometimes, we may think we can dismiss God, or at least “put Him on hold” for awhile.  However, He continues His Faithful Work in our lives, no matter what we do.

You did not choose me,

but I chose you and appointed you,

so that you might go forth and

bear fruit — fruit that will last …

John 15:16

Who’s That Knocking On My Door?

We may be familiar with the scripture from Revelation that says,

Here I am!

I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears My Voice

and opens the door,

I will come in and eat with that person,

and they with Me.

Revelation 3:20

He is within us, knocking every day, gently reminding us, “Here I am!”  Some people call it a heartbeat!  Rejoice!  He has come to live with you because He loves you with all His Heart and you are precious to Him!  

To enjoy The Fullness of His Presence, accept His Invitation to dinner (and Life) with Him!

 

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About carolynpriesterjones

Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God’s Creations still under construction

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  1. cherylysue says:

    Awww! What sweet memories of granddaddy! I can hear his voice in those sweet phrases, “I love you with all my heart” and “My precious wife!” He was so full of love and didn’t mind showing it, just like our Heavenly Father! What a gift! What a treasure! What a comfort to hear!

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