September 5, 2020

Bob Maas
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, k neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:38-39
"The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
Matthew 6:22-23

I am very grateful that nothing can separate me from God’s love. For many years, however, I failed to consider that there are a seemingly infinite number of things that I allow to come between me and my love for the Lord. His love for me flows continually in spite of the many things I tolerate to distract me from my awareness of it. When I am sidetracked with disruptive thoughts, all I have to do is redirect my attention to Him and the peace and joy that accompanies His love returns to me in great abundance. It is never God’s love leaving me; it is my ego’s illusion that there is something more important that I should be pursuing which occupies my thoughts and creates the drama that robs me of the enjoyment He wants me to continually experience. I pray for a greater hunger and thirst for His righteousness so that I can abide more steadfastly in my awareness of His awesome love.