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This  is a word from Pastor Timothy Burdick, Minister of Abilities for Friday Study Ministries:

A New Look At God's Love

"The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go out to dance with the joyful.'" (Jeremiah 31:3-4)

Have you ever stopped to ponder Godís love? Or are you like most of us who just take it for granted? Insert your own name into today's Jeremiah passage, instead of the name, "Israel." For no matter what you are going through, you can know that God is a good and loving God who wants to "build you up" and encourage you.

He has told all of us about His "everlasting love" in His Word that we call the "Bible." He has shown us that love in His Son, and every day as He walks with us through our life, He carries our load as He draws us out of sadness through His "loving-kindness."

If the results of this love can reasonably only be thankfulness and praise, then why are most of us so ungrateful, which in turn leads to a defeated life? One reason is because we spend too little time basking in that love. All of us are not only busy, but we live in a very noisy world, where we are continually on information overload.  Step aside from the clamor of humanity and listen to His love.

God wants you to reflect on His love today. He wants you to know that He has already overcome in advance whatever problems you are going through, so the end result is that you will "dance with the joyful" of the Lord.

We have all heard a lot about Godís love; now He is saying it is time for us to apply that knowledge. Find some place where you can be alone with Him, and let Him mold you into His image.

Write to me: Pastor Timothy Howard Burdick

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