When a beloved professor encouraged me to pray that God would overwhelm me with His love and forgiveness, I began to pray. I thought I knew about God's forgiveness. He sent His Son to die on the cross for my sins...I would recite monotonously. I thought I knew about God's love - John 3:16 said it all, didn't it?
But as I began to pray, love poured out, not little drips of love sparinginly sent down from above, but splashes from a waterfall refreshing my soul. He loves me! He loves me when I fail, He loves me in my imperfections, He loves me at the deepest part of my soul
The never-good-enough part of me still lingers around here sometimes, but the forgiveness overwhelms me, at times, taking my breath away. She who has been forgiven much loves much. Every small infraction, every huge blooper is erased in His amazing love and forgiveness.
I'm overwhelmed! And I'm so thankful.
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