LOVE LETTERS FROM GOD
“A blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you” (Deuteronomy 23:5).
My husband and I were high school sweethearts. This June, we celebrate 40 years of marriage. When we were young and newly in love, we’d exchange love notes and call each other sweet names like “Honey” and “Sugar Pie.”
Valentine’s Day is a time to express love – however mushy, goofy, or sentimental it sometimes is. We buy flowers, candy, even extravagant gifts like jewelry to express our affection to loved ones.
We should remember during this season of expressing love, that in God’s extravagance, He gave the ultimate gift. His gift is priceless – expressed in action by coming to earth as Jesus to die a sinner’s death. To redeem us into a relationship with Him!
Here’s some love letters He wrote to you:
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
“The LORD appeared to us in the past saying ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness’” (Jeremiah 31:3).
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them” (John 4:16).
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
These are only a few of God’s many expressions of love for us. I’d be remiss if I didn’t share the most famous one of all:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
A way we can express our love back to Him is through acts of service in love and devotion, as well as in our prayers. As endearments, we can tell Him who He is to us as our SOVEREIGN, HOLY, ALMIGHTY, CREATOR, REDEEMER, PROMISE KEEPER (the list goes on!).
Pray your love for Him, back to Him and for those you love and He loves, to come to know Him as their Savior! Pray for Luis and Andrew and the entire Palau team as well as they share God’s love with a hurting world.
Andrew and the team are in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire right now bringing the Gospel to hundreds of people. Pray for them and read updates on the reports below for more details of what God is doing in West Africa and all around the world.
Love in Jesus,
“Give thanks to the God of Heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:26).
PRAYER & PRAISE
Pray for continued and complete healing of Luis’ lung cancer, in God’s will, love, and perfect timing.
Pray for the Abidjan festival “Love Côte d’Ivoire” in West Africa, HAPPENING NOW!
Pray over the future festivals and City Gospel Movements in Tyler, Texas; Brevard County, Florida; Swansea, Wales; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Boise, Idaho; and New England.
Pray for God to be glorified in the upcoming Palau the Movie, being released April 4 and 6 – that it will inspire churches and Christians to make evangelism a priority.
Praise God that He is giving Luis the strength and stamina needed to continue sharing the Good News.
Please open and pray for the people and events represented:
Africa | “Love Côte d’Ivoire” festival week HAPPENING NOW! | Report
Asia | Update on the “What is Easter” book | Report
North America | Multiple evangelistic opportunities | Report
Europe | Global Network of Evangelists expansion | Report
Latin America | NGA events throughout Latin America | Report
Caribbean | NGA Evangelist goes to Cuba | Report