Monday, April 30, 2007

Do You Have Any Idea?

The other night, my toddler woke up crying. So, I went into her room to scoop her up. Oh, what a sweetheart. I changed her then soothed her so she could go back to sleep. In my half-awake state, I sang “…I hope you know dear, how much I love you…”

What a phrase.

And I heard God whisper the same lyrics to me.

Oh, Jesus. No, I don’t think I do, not fully. But I want to.

I’ve swam in the warm pool of His love, but not His ocean. I want so much more of Him.

Lord, open my heart—make me capable of more deeply experiencing Your love. Expand my heart as the psalmist sang and fill it up with You, Your love.

Give me an idea of how big Your love for me is—in every dimension. Help me know You more intimately.

And help me receive.

Amen.

3 comments:

Dawn said...

Annette,
I loved this line...

"I’ve swam in the warm pool of His love, but not His ocean."

Wow! That's given me something to think about for myself and meditate on.

Wonderful, thoughtful post.

Annette M. Irby said...

Thanks, Dawn. This message is working in me too lately. I'm so thankful for His wooing.

:0) Annette

Judy said...

Annette!

What a sweet testimony of God's affection. Those tender words bring so much strength and healing. I know when He says such things to me it still comes as a bit of a surprise.

Blessings,

Judy O