God Loves Me Because He is Great

The past 6 weeks have been a crazy ride for our family!  We moved out of our home on August 26th, invaded my parents’ space, got a blessing in the form of a new foster baby on August 31st, and camped in my parents’ driveway with 5 children for 4 1/2 weeks.  We were finally able to close on our new house yesterday and get settled back in for the long haul (I am never moving again ha!).  There are still boxes to unpack, walls to paint, tile to glue, and porches to erect, but it feels SO good to be home!  I have dearly missed my computer, which has been packed in a laundry basket for 6 weeks, and being able to write my devotions and work on my WIP novel.  I am very thankful to be home and that God gave me a short devotion today!

Deuteronomy 7:7-8:  The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:  But because the Lord loved you….

God chose me to be His child, not because I am great but because He is.  He loves me despite my faults and failures, and that is amazing to me.  I don’t have to be perfect to receive His love, and it’s a good thing because if I had to be perfect to receive it, I surely would miss out.  I am no one greatly known in this world.  I am not a ruler of nations, nor a rich person, nor famous, but God knows me exactly as I am.  He knows every hair on my head and every thought in it.  He knows the desires of my heart and finds the good in me, even when the overwhelming bad sometimes outshines the good.  Thank you, Lord, for loving me, for saving me, for staying by my side, for choosing me as your child!

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