Persistent Leftovers

I bet you are scouring magazines and recipe boxes for any recipe that will use up twenty pounds of left over turkey! This is the same old story after the holidays, right? You should have invited others to join you for dinner. I hate to say I told you so…but!!!!!

Just like old turkey, old memories hang around to make us crazy.

My counselor asked me this question.
“What would you say if God told you that He had a great gift for you?”

Even I was surprised at the sobbing answer that came out of my mouth.
“I’d tell Him he’d made a mistake and He should give it to the next person in line.”

Later these phrases dropped into my heart.

“Brenda, Beloved Brenda, be loved.” “You are Brenda.” “You are being eternally loved, overwhelmingly valued, and you are endlessly dear.

And I finally accepted that free-for- the-taking love God offered all along.

Don’t settle for leftovers when God offers you his very best.

We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19, NIV).

Prayer- Lord, thank you that we are never leftovers in your eyes. Thank you for making us your Beloved. Amen.

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