I invite you to join me every TUESDAY and THURSDAY to dive into Hosea’s gorgeous love story that is messy and mirrors all of how God loves you and me. Our goal with be to experience life and love like never before!
May we “grasp how wide and long and high and deep it is and to know this love that will blow our minds so that we can be fill up to overflow with all the fullness of God!” (Ephesians 3:18-19, my paraphrase)
Below is a Table of Contents of sorts for this series…
Introduction: When I ask Why, God says…
God’s love is UNCONDITIONAL:
God’s love REJOICES WITH THE TRUTH:
God’s love PERSEVERES:
God’s love NEVER FAILS:
16. To My Fellow Chick Flick Lovers… (formerly “A Better-Than-Movie-Kind-of Love”)
God’s love FORGIVES:
23. The Full Circle Reach of Messy Love
Disclaimer: None of this APPLIES to you IF… you have never begun a relationship with Jesus! Hosea and Gomer were already in a committed marriage relationship when she left him. And through them, God was teaching the Israelites, His people who had a relationship with, how He loves and forgives them.
But, please don’t be put off by any thoughts of exclusivity. The invitation is OPEN to you. You can:
— admit that you are a sinner and in need of saving. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
— believe Jesus is the perfect sacrifice and died for your sins. “God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
— accept Him into your life and begin a relationship with Him, obeying and following Him. “If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10
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If this is you, I would love to connect and encourage you along this journey! Please write in comments or send me an email via “Contact.” I’d love to help, encourage, and celebrate!
*The hashtag # in Twitter is used to group like topics, to categorize. It seemed a perfect way in this series to identify the collection, the multi-colors, of God’s love found in the book of Hosea. It’s part of the title because I simply liked it. No need for you to be savvy in Twitter in order to follow along. It’s a hashtag here in name only.