I mentioned before, how significant the past 2 years have been in my life.......especially since things changed so radically for me in 1999 with what I call my "Epiphany at the fence" .... so many different things over these past 8+ years..... maybe tomorrow we can get to that. Today I can't get over the awesomeness of discovering 2 years ago that my Father really, I mean really, really loves me!
Now, for somebody who had served God for almost 38 years, knew theologically all about how much God loved me, taught about it from the pulpit for 12 years, taught seminars on the Love of God and never really doubted God's love ever... I mean even when our Church fell apart, when our 15 year old son got leukemia, when our restaurant failed and when I eventually ended up at the fence in '99, a burned out, rejected, joyless wreck who wondered if he was still a part of the body of Christ....through all of that I never changed my understanding that God loved me...... after all of that.....2 years ago the Lord brought it out of my head and my theology, out of my understanding and put it into my heart....into my knower!
It has been so different these past 2 years. The same thing happened with my understanding of how much my Father wanted to spend time with me. Not only does He love me but he wants to spend time with me, wants to communicate with me. He put it in my knower. This has totally transformed my morning time with Him. I talk to Him. He talks to me. It is totally awesome. And you know what He wants me to say to anyone who reads this today? He asked me to tell you that He loves you too.... the very same awesome way that He loves me.
I encourage you to spend some time with Him.