Celebrating the Love God gives us- In his Word 11-1-21


 Celebrating the Love God gives us - In His Word 11-1-2021

You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress. In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies. Psalm 59:9-10

More than 30 years ago my heart cried out to God. It was almost Christmas, and I was resolved to spending the actual days alone during the break between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It wasn’t the first year I had been alone for Christmas, but it was the first year I was not making it up to my mom’s in Canada. I felt alone, and yet as the week progressed, I found myself on my way to church with a song in my heart and a spring in my step.  It was a couple days befor Christmas and we were celebrating Jesus’ birth this Sunday. I was excited to see what friends had come home for Christmas and whose family members were in town. I had a brief thought of what if there was  cute guy? I quickly tucked it away as chances were pretty slim that I would find the man I wanted in church today so why bother looking.

To my surprise I did meet the man for me that day! Long story short he came to celebrate with his family and was singing along with two of them as the special guest singers for this service. I was immediately drawn to the man. He had a gorgeous voice and deep blue-green eyes that seemed to shine as they sang a song by one of my favorite artists at the time.


“I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! John 15:9-11

I had resolved to being alone all my life as I had decided that God probably did not have someone for me. I had been on single dates but never any further than a pen-pal relationship would blossom. I ruled the friend zone! Still I had prayed at one point for God to bring me a husband and figured if He brought me one great, if not I could at least spend all my spare time doing church stuff for Him!


All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. 16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.1 John 4:15

As we walk in the obedience of trusting God and His love for us we often find Him bringing us new people into our lives. That’s how it was with Michael. We hit it off right away, but he had to return to another state on the opposite end of the country. I began by giving him a tin of goodies that branched out into us writing through faith. Literally, I prayed about him sending me a letter in response to the goodies I had handed him on his way out of town.  He did so in a timely manor in fact the very night I was praying he was writing.

When we give God controls in our life, He will run with it!

My story is written in a book that has yet to be published due to circumstances beyond my control but let me tell you it was not because it is not a good read! The title of the book is the way that I began somewhere along the way signing my letters. In His Love. God loves us and we hve put our trust in His love, in 1 John 4, the 15th verse tells us that because He loves us we can put our trust in Him and His love. I wanted my sweetheart to know that I loved Him without saying so and this is what I found. I would sign the many, many, letters with this salutation: In His love, Teresa. It was my way of accepting that God had brought me a man to love forever.

God saved me from the storms of a life of loneliness and feeling as if I never would belong to someone, and gave me a God-loving, Bible thumping, good as good can be man as my husband to spend my life with. Today as we celebrate, I am remembering how grateful to God I was in the beginning and how nearly every day in between then and now I can say I have been grateful for Him bringing my Michael into my life.

He too my feelings of what felt like eternal loneliness and brought me the feelings of His love, and the love of my spouse.

I chose each of these scriptures today because they spoke to me of God’s love, that was to me an example of how I wanted my husband to be, Godly, obedient, and trusting God with all that He does.

Maybe you are not trusting God for a husband, but maybe its for financial gain, or healing, or maybe you are weathering a horrible storm and you want to know that He will bring you through it and out the other side.

Sometimes we need to remember to share the scripture, in His Love. Trust him today,  our God shall supply all our needs according to His riches in Glory. When we remind ourselves of the Lord and what a wonderful gift, He has given us this, Love Everlasting! He gave us Jesus, who gave us the Holy Spirit to keep us safe! Just as I found out that I was not to be alone, you are not alone either.  I pray that you will reach out to Him to meet your need whatever it is.

He is my strength and He pulled me out of the pit of ‘alone’ and placed me on the pedestal of love and joy everlasting!  Then He gave me a family to share it with!

Today as you start a new month, think of the good things God has brought you through and thank Him for His love, in Jesus’s name, amen.

Happy Anniversary Michael!