His word says to keep in His love.
But what does this really mean? Do I actually have to be nice, kind, gentle, patient, grace-filled, and forgiving to those who I feel like giving a power-packed jab, a one-two punch energized by my wounded heart. Yes. I choose to keep His love for me, and by His strength extend that love to others. Even those who are wrong. Even those who aren’t nice. Even those who didn’t mean to cause all this energy drain. And until it becomes a “want to” I walk in obedience, choosing to…
Wait for His mercy.
That’s where the waiting kicks in. Waiting for the wrongs to be righted. Waiting for the burden to lift. Waiting for the wildfire to burn fast and furious, hoping for God to make fantastic beauty from the ash pile. Waiting. In His mercy. Because of His mercy…
With hope for eternal life.
I keep the love and wait for His mercy because I know my hope is eternal. As I long for resolution tomorrow, I press on for a greater prize. My life is meant for another kingdom, where there will be no more tears, no more pain, no more petty disagreements, no more disunity. Where the lion will lay down with the lamb. Where the bridegroom will cry out “come” and we will find ourselves in paradise.
I keep myself in God’s love as I wait for the mercy of my Lord Jesus Christ to bring me into eternal life.
Are you waiting with me?
Leave a comment and let me know. I need your fellowship in the keeping and the waiting.
Pick your favorite color graphic (yes, I got carried away) and tell others you’re all about keeping the love…