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Let Us Fall More in Love with Him!

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 by Nicole Wood No Comments

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Let us fall more in love with Him! February the month of love right?  Or wrong?  For most, Valentine’s Day is either a romantic candy coated love fest, or as my good friend likes to call it, “SAD: short for Singles Awareness Day!”

No matter where you fit in this year, happily married, engaged, dating, divorced, or 100% single.  I have even more important questions to ask you?  How in love are you with the one who created you and stretched His arms wide to the pay the ultimate price for you?  Do you know Him?  Do you love Him?  And most importantly do you know how much He loves you?

This Sunday at church my good friend and worship leader Janaque told us that her little girl asked her, “Mommy how much do you love me?”  She replied, “I love you this much!”  With her arms spread open wide from side to side.

Her sweet little girl said watch this mommy as she proceeded to run through the house circling though all the rooms.  Once she made her way back to her mom she said, “I love you that much mommy!”

Such a precious picture of the love and bond that is shared between parent and child.  Can you imagine how much our Heavenly Father loves us, his children?  Truly ponder the fact that God sent His one and only son to save us because of how great His love for us truly is.  He loves us more than we can even fathom.

After Janaque shared her heart we began to sing one of my favorite songs, and I think you will enjoy it as well.  It is called, All Consuming Fire by Jesus Culture.  As we began singing this beautiful song and worshiping God goose bumps covered my skin.

The lyrics:

All-consuming fire, You’re our heart’s desire

Living flame of love, come baptize us

Let us fall more in love with you

We wanna know how high how deep how wide is

Love Love Love

How high is your love

How wide is your love

How deep is your love for us

How deep is your love

I have a challenge for you, from this point moving forward can your heart’s desire be to fall more in love with the author of love itself?  Please don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you don’t love God or that I love Him more.  I am just reminding or asking you to focus on His great love for you.

To know God is to know love, and to know His love feels like an all consuming fire.  As the lyrics say we want to know how high, how deep, and wide is His love for us?

We already know the answer and it rests in the finished work of the cross.

God let us fall more in love with you! 

NO MA’AM!

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 by Nicole Wood No Comments

I do not know about you but from time to time it is as if the word NO has been completely erased from my vocabulary!  Zip, Zilch, Gone!  Then replaced with, “Yes. I can do that,” or “Sure. No problem,” or the ever reliable, “No worries. I’ll just fit it into my schedule!”

Why is it so hard for some of us to say no and for others so easy?  For one thing, I have learned the hard way that good is the rival of best.  In other words there are so many good things we can do with our time but those good things can often distract us from spending our time on the best.

As women I think most of us can agree that we have schedules that are so jammed packed we hardly have the time for one more thing.  Let alone the unexpected that God might send our way. There are many good things we can say yes to, but we have to learn to start saying yes to the best and starting saying the word NO more often.

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