Thursday, August 12, 2010

Why Have I Never Seen This Before?

Last Thursday Ronel posted on Facebook an encouragement to spend time in John 17. To 'Read, Reflect and Respond'.
So I did.
And I was surprised by what I found there.
I saw Jesus' great desire for us - to be with Him and to be loved by Him. I mean, I know He loves us, but His desire for us seemed so much greater in these verses than I have ever seen before. And I wondered how I had missed it!

I'm going to post the verses which grabbed my heart, and I want to invite you to spend several minutes reading and re-reading them. Ask God to speak to your heart.
And now I'm going to be quiet - so HE can speak.

Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.

John 17:24-26

I am traveling to Pennsylvania with my parents today. We're going to be celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday this weekend. Sooooo, I'm taking a bit of a blogging break. I'll be back next Wednesday.



luvmy4sons said...

I pray you have a safe and wonderful trip. I LOL when I read your post because mine today is titled: The Word! Going to go and read and listen right now! Blessings to you sister!

On Purpose said...

Thank you for sharing His love. Have a safe and fun trip!

BusyB said...

what a great words...and luv to hear that : )

BusyB said...

cannot wait to READ more next week have a great fun safe trip!!

Ronel Sidney said...

Glad it spoke to you!! I love how we can all read the same passage yet God speaks to us individually. Hope you have a great weekend my friend!!

Winging It said...

Hope all is well with your new position! And these verses are fantastic. I just drop my jaw when ever I read over the fact that THE SAME love The Father has for the Son, He puts inside of us! He makes us able to have great love, and it helps me develop and walk in it to have my faith renewed to it.

Thank you for highlighting these! It's been a while since I read them!