Christmas is…Day 22

Christmas is…

“God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” —1 John 4:9 (NLT)

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” —Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV)

Are you weary today? Do you feel unloved, discouraged, or alone? Perhaps this Christmas is not a time of rejoicing and excitement but one of grief, loneliness, and heartache. I am praying these words of truth for you. That you might KNOW this immeasurable, unfailing, incomprehensible love of God, and be strengthened with His power at work in your heart, mind and soul.

Bask in the immeasurable, unfailing, incomprehensible love of God today! 

Rejoicing in Him!

Copyright ©2017, Susan Cady, susancady.com

 

Aha Moments & Selah Moments

Spring floral background - abstract nature concept with blue skyThere are moments in life when I have those wonderful “AHA” moments.  When God shows up in big way… a cause for celebration, an answered prayer, a favorable outcome in a difficult situation, a new insight to truth from His Word…whatever it may be those moments are so thrilling and our hearts are full!

But there are times in life when it’s not a huge “AHA” moment but rather a “SELAH” moment.

Selah is a Hebrew word used often in the Psalms.  Its exact meaning is not completely clear, it may give musical instruction at times or indicate a pause for various reasons.   Some scholars translate it to mean to lift up, a pause, an interruption.  For me, it’s that moment when God captivates my attention and gives me reason to just pause and breathe deeply.  And although these moments may not carry the high of an AHA moment, they are just as thrilling!  It’s that feeling of being awestruck by God’s presence in my life.  And my heart is full.

I thought I’d share my SELAH moment from today with you.  I was reading Ephesians 3:14-21, Continue reading “Aha Moments & Selah Moments”