(2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT- The eyes of THE LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to HIM.)
Today’s focal verse reminded me of the sweetest little phrase spoken to me by one of my favorite sisters in CHRIST during our #RaRaLinkup party yesterday. She simply stated, “EL ROI— HE sees and loves you with a perfect love.”.
I was immediately drawn to her words because in truly allowing my heart to embrace them I became very cognizant of how abysmal and unfathomable THE LORD’S love is for me. Each and every word deeply resonated within my heart.
EL ROI is Hebrew for “THE GOD WHO sees me”.
How often do we truly think of THE LORD as THE GOD WHO see us? THE ONE WHO loves us so much that out of all of the millions of people in this world, HE looks down from heaven searching the entire earth to strengthen that one, longing, individual heart with HIS unequivocal love? THE ONE WHO knows us better that we know ourselves and graciously and selflessly sends HIS perfect HOLY SPIRIT to guide us to the greatness that HE’S purposed for our lives? (Jeremiah 1:5 MSG- “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.)
I think it’s sometimes hard for us as mere human beings to conceptualize that our sovereign GOD knows and loves us personally and individually. Meaning HE sees and knows each us to the core of who we are and still HIS love pursues us. It seeks to capture and consume our hearts and when it does, it’s sufficient, it’s unconditional, and it never wavers.
Yes, our GOD is mighty and matchless in power as our CREATOR, but the same can also be said about HIS love for us as our HEAVENLY FATHER. I respect and honor HIM as CREATOR, but I know and love HIM as FATHER; THE ONE WHO sees and loves me with a perfect love.
And so, today, my heart’s greatest prayer for you is that you would know, love, and embrace HIM as THE ONE WHO sees and loves you with a perfect love.
HEAVENLY FATHER, help us to comprehend that YOUR love seeks us personally and individually. Help us to accept and reciprocate such a love that by nature is foreign to us. Help us to understand that it pursues us with the intent to mend, heal, and restore every broken piece of our hearts to the beauty in which YOU created and intended for them to beat within us. LORD, today and everyday forth, help us to know, see, and believe that YOU are THE ONE WHO sees and loves us with a perfect love. In the name of JESUS CHRIST, YOUR precious SON, and our LORD and SAVIOR— I pray, Amen and so be it.
“My trust in GOD flows out of the experience of HIS loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. HE comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” ~ Brennan Manning
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