And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! – 1 John 3:1
lavish ~bestow something in generous or extravagant quantities ~cover something thickly or liberally
Lavish- a Pastor once told me that being lavished with God’s love is like pouring syrup over your pancakes. Do you lavish your pancakes with syrup the same way my family does? We’re definitely not ones to go light on the syrup! That brown, gooey, sugary substance gets lavished over those hotcakes and quickly soaks right in mixing with the butter and melting in our mouths.When was the last time you felt lavished with love? It could be as soon as today.
It’s the week the world focuses on love… Valentine week. Red hearts, hugs and kisses. It’s time for thinking about love. This week pause in your normal routine and for a few moments just consider God’s great love for you. Quiet yourself for a few moments and hear him whisper… I love you.
Read one of his 66 love letters to you and hear his words of loving commitment and loving grace. The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17 He loves you as if sin never happened. He loves you without condition and beyond compare. He loves you perfectly.
As the Hebrew pastor wrote~ consider Jesus Hebrews 3:1… think about your Savior, “turn your eyes upon Jesus, this love of your life- look full in his wonderful face” “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” Helen H. Lemmel 1922
❤ think about his love
❤ think about his goodness
❤ think about his grace
Reflect on these scriptures about love. Contemplate them.
Read them. Write them. Pray them.
Journal what you hear God saying to you as you read these verses.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:39
But whoever loves God is known by God. – 1 Corinthians 8:3.
For though we have never yet seen God, when we love each other God lives in us, and his love within us grows ever stronger. – 1 John 4:12.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:8
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever. – Psalm 136:1
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
To write the love of God above, would drain the ocean dry. Frederick M. Lehman 1917
Receive it. Cherish it. Spread it.
Spread it: Invite some ladies over for brunch. Mix up some pancakes and as they are lavishing thier pancakes with syrup you are lavishing them with God’s love. Then, send them all home with 1 John 1:3 written on a card.