Friday, October 1, 2010

My Flooded Heart Spills Over

I can't go on like this any longer. I have to talk to you about something. For two months now, I have told you about what God has done for me lately. I have been serious at times, but also corny, sentimental, and perhaps a little stupid. So, basically, I've been myself. Which is precisely why I can't keep going without telling you this thing that the Holy Spirit keeps whispering to my heart.

I am aware that the great majority of you reading this have your very own personal relationship with Jesus. Isn't He good and kind? I love Him so much, and I know you do, too. 

But there is someone out there reading this who isn't sure. You feel like you are on the outside looking in. I don't know who you are, but He does. And He loves you. He put you on my heart. He wants you to be sure of His love for you.

 He has seen everything you have ever done, and still He loves you. You have been disappointed with life. He has been waiting for you to give it to Him. He wants to take what you think is worthless and unusable and show you what His forgiveness and love can do. He can take what you think of as broken and ugly and make it beautiful. Believe it.

Believe Him.

He never lies. He is the Truth.

This is not complicated. It is as simple as taking a gift offered to you, no strings attached. It is free. The gift, of course, is Jesus. We need Him. We cannot face the God of the universe with hope unless we have Jesus. Death and what happens after may seem like just a dream right now, but it is so real. Every person who has ever existed will come face to face with God, and that includes you, dear, sweet person on my heart. 

There is absolutely nothing we can do to make ourselves worthy of God's acceptance or of a home in Heaven. We don't stand a chance with a God who is so completely holy. This is where Jesus, the greatest gift of all time, steps in and takes over where we are so utterly lacking. He became the perfect sacrifice to take away the sins of us all! He paid your debt. He was punished for every wrong thing you ever did and will ever do. He poured out His life because He loves you.

His kindness is astounding.

And so, you are left with this critical decision. Will you take the gift or leave it? Will you step into the circle and become part of His family? "Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God..." (John 1:12) All it takes is believing and receiving Him. It really is that simple. And there is nothing better than being one of His children. He is good to His children!

I want to encourage you to start talking to Him. He's listening, and He will speak right back to your heart. Tell Him what's bothering you. He cares so much. Tell Him what you are afraid of. His love has a way of chasing fear away. And if you are ready, tell Him you want to receive His gift. He's been wanting you to have it for a long time.

If you have questions or doubts or you need someone to talk to, please e-mail me! I would love to hear from you. I am praying for you, my friend.



  1. Very well put! I do see you were up well before the crack of dawn per your post time. Glad you answered the whisper! Oh . . . and happy birthday, my friend!

  2. I think, rather, she was up past the crack of midnight.

  3. As usual, your post is ALL that it is "crack"ed up to be! What a beautiful message and put so simply. Thanks!


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