A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Circle of God's Love

There's a form of wrestling - I think it originates in Japan, but there are similar sports in rural areas of Europe - where the opponents spar in a circle. The whole object is to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, while pushing your opponent outside the circle. The first to achieve this three times is the winner of the contest.

God's love is like a circle. It has no beginning and is never-ending, limitless. No matter what we do or who we are or where we are, His love reaches out to us. If we remain within God's circle of love, in right relationship with Him, we partake of all the benefits and experience His peace. We may stray outside the circle because of our own disobedience or sin or we may get pushed out by the enemy. At such times we may feel ashamed and powerless. We may even feel we have failed. But the moment we turn to God and step back into the circle, we are reinstated and His peace begins to flow again.

Back within the circle we are effortlessly enfolded in his wonderful love. The only effort is stepping back when we stray outside.

"Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits - who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, -- The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbour his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him." Psalm 103:1-11 Of David. New International Version