My son is completing his final days of elementary school. I am a little weepy about it. No longer a little boy... he is now a preteen.
"Mommm, I'm a tweenager."
Christopher is changing. Growing. My relationship with him is changing. Growing.
This past week, I studied what Henry Blackaby calls the second reality of experiencing God... "God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal." (The first reality is "God is always at work around you.") Thinking of God pursuing a relationship with me... like I pursue with Christopher. A continuing love relationship... just like I want with Christopher. Real and personal. Yes, just like I want with Christopher.
I think the word that touches me the most in that statement... is the word continuing. God pursues an ongoing, continuous, sustained, persistent, steady, relentless, uninterrupted, unabating, unremitting, unceasing love relationship with me that is real and personal. Wow! That makes me feel precious. Just like Christopher is to me.
My memory verses are taken from units 4 & 5 of Experiencing God.
Unit 4: Love and God's Invitation
"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.
He who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I too will love him and show myself to him."
Unit 5: God Speaks, Part I
"He who belongs to God hears what God says.
The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."