It’s a game I started with my oldest that always makes my heart ache slightly.
You see, in a completely random moment, I will yell his name as I smile and wait for his reply.
“I love you” I reply.
“No, I love you more” sometimes more than one squeeky little boys reply.
“No, I love you more” I interject.
Evèntually I cave in as I’m wrestled to the ground by usually all three of our boys erupting in laughter.
Yet, as sweet as these moments are for me, I wonder when the day will come when I say “I love you” without an answer from the other end. You see, I cherish these bonding moments because I know all too soon my boys will grow-up and adventure outside of the arms of my protection. They will fall, they will fail, they will triumph and they will soar. But at the beginning and end of it all, honestly, I will always love them more than they can ever imagine.
Sometimes I admit, I find myself in a moment that I slip my head toward the sky and whisper “I love You God.” Only to wait and truly experience that He loves me more than I could ever imagine.
As I watch my coaching clients thrive through obstacles that once held them back, I hear Him say “I love you more.”
As I completed the last sentence of my first book draft, I hear Him say “I love you more.”
As I speak about the darkest moments of my cancer journey, I hear Him say “I love you more.”
As I read an encouraging message from a reader that has found hope for the first time, I hear Him say “I love you more.”
So many times I have felt like yelling to God in the midst of my tears, “God, I love You!” And I wait in silence. Where is His hand in my current situation? Doesn’t He see that these waves are about to take me under?
But because I have heard His voice in the past, I know He is with me even in the worst of life’s storms. I know He answers. I know He is there.
I know to be prepared and listen for His response…
Yet, I always seem to be caught-off guard by His timing. I continue to be surprised…even if I know He keeps His promises.
Can you relate?
Step out in faith and listen, even in the storm and reach your ear to His Promise:
…Bethany, I AM able, through MY mighty power at work within you, to accomplish infinitely more than you might ask or think. (based off of Ephesians 3:20 NLT)
He is able.
He has the power.
He is ALREADY at work WITHIN you!
[tweetthis]He is able. He has the power. He is ALREADY at work WITHIN you! [/tweetthis]
His love for us is more than just the accomplishment of our dreams, it’s trusting Him with our dream and trading ours in for His.
[tweetthis]His love for us is more than just the accomplishment of our dreams, it’s trusting Him with our dream and trading ours in for His. [/tweetthis]
Have you heard God say, “I love you more?” Let God love you by allowing Him to use you in His story.
And get ready for His MORE.