This is The Promises of God Podcast and I’m your host, Tracie Rollins. This podcast is about you, your ability to hear and believe and take action on God’s promises in your life because all of God’s promises are yes and amen. Resources mentioned in today’s episode can be found on promises that God podcast.com. Now let’s get started.
Welcome back to the promises of God podcast, episode number seven. My name is Tracie Rollins. Thank you so much for spending some time with me as we learn and take action on God’s promises in life. This month series is about understanding and feeling the love that God has for you, his child, and we’re working out of the momentum devotional offered by Bible journaling ministries.com, and I’ll link that in the show notes today. We’re talking about God’s covenant love and our verse for today is Deuteronomy Chapter Seven, verse nine, and I’ll read out of the new international version. It reads now therefore that the Lord your God is God. He is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. God has this covenant love with his children. You might be asking yourself, what is a covenant
What does covenant love even mean Well, a covenant is an agreement. It’s a pledge or a promise. It’s basically an agreement and God has a covenant love for his children, which is you and me, and it’s this covenant. Love that. It’s such a way that it, that he just never breaks his promise. It doesn’t matter what we do. It doesn’t matter what we do. He won’t break his promise. We can be crazy sinful people and go and turn back to him and say, Lord, I’m so sorry. Please forgive me, and he’s going to welcome us with open arms. He loves us. He keeps his promises. All of his promises are fulfilled. And when I think about my greatest love, it really is hard to describe. The feelings associated with, uh, with it are varied and they range from friendship to attraction to a connection that is so deep.
There are no words to describe it. It’s not as simple as looking up the word in the dictionary, which if I look up the word love, it says love is a strong attraction for another arising out of, out of kinship or personal ties, attraction, affection, warm attachment, enthusiasm or devotion. That’s okay. That’s okay, but it doesn’t really describe my greatest love. My greatest love is simply indescribable, and that is true. God’s love for you. The Greek that most often describes love as a Ga Bay. It is a love that’s unconditional, never ending and never changing. It’s most often associated with God’s love. God’s very nature is love and we can read that in first John. So as I look at first John Chapter four, verse eight, I’ll be reading out of the world English Bible. It says, he who doesn’t love, doesn’t know God, for God is love, and if I go to first John Chapter four verse 16, it says, ever the same Bible that says we know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
Love is the deepest possible expression of God’s character. The kind of love that God has for you truly goes beyond human understanding. It’s the kind of love that risks and sacrifices everything for a person who doesn’t deserve it. You haven’t now, today and forever because you can’t lose it as you go about your week. I hope that you’ll think about your greatest love is. I think about my greatest love. The first people that come to my mind or my husband and my children, they are my greatest love. Uh, the way we run things in the Rollins household is they are very responsible young men. I’m talking about my children and my husband, he’s, he’s not young, but he’s awesome and everyone has their thing, their chores. Um, my kids, I don’t do my kid’s laundry. There’s, there are old enough to do their own laundry. So they do their own laundry, they clean their own rooms, they clean your own bathrooms.
Oftentimes they’ll make their own food. I do like to cook dinner every now and again. So when I do that, they come and sit down and then we have a nice dinner together, but I don’t, I don’t do for them normal mean things that they can do for themselves. I teach them to fend for themselves and do for themselves and I have since they were young now when they were younger and they needed me, I, I, you know, change their diapers and, and did everything. But as they grew older and were potty trained, you know, they started taking on responsibilities for themselves and that’s just, that is just how it works around here in this household. So they don’t call me very often unless they need me. Like they’ll call me when something is going down, when they feel maybe threatened or not safe or if for some reason they don’t have a ride home from where they’re going and they need me to transport them, they’ll call me when they call me.
It’s when they need me and when that happens I drop everything because they’re so important in my life. The love I have for my children and my family. It’s not perfect by any means. We argue, we fight. In fact, the other day my son was math and off and he had quite an attitude and we were supposed to have lunch together. Like I try to have lunch with him as often as I can while he’s still in my house. He literally was mouthing off and I looked at him and I said, you know, not today, I’m not going to listen to this out of your mouth today and you can come see me when you have an attitude change, but until then I don’t want to deal with this. And I walked off. I didn’t have lunch with him. I wasn’t going to have lunch with him like I wasn’t gonna deal with that kind of nastiness or attitude issue.
So I walked away and close my door and didn’t go on to do some additional work. I just didn’t want to deal with a teenager who has an attitude problem and probably about five, 10 minutes later he knocks on the door and I’m busy because I’m doing work now. I made him sit for a little bit so I could finish up what I was doing. And then he apologized and I talked to him a little bit about respect and in attitudes and how it’s important to be thankful for the things you have instead of not thankful for the things that you have. And so we had just a nice little conversation and we ended up actually going into the kitchen and making lunch and sit down and having a nice lunch together. And I say that because we can also have attitude problems when it comes to God and he’s not going to close the door on you. Like I closed the door on my kid. He’s not going to make you wait for 10 minutes. Like I made my kid wait for 10 minutes until I was done doing whatever it was I needed to get done. All you have to do is go to God and just, you know, tell him like, tell him you’re sorry. Tell them that you love him and he will welcome you back in a second. There’s no delay. There’s no waiting. There’s no discussion about attitude adjustments even though we probably should have them.
But I say this because God’s love for you is so much more than any love that you have here on earth, and I hope that as you go out about your week and you started thinking about those in your life that you love and you start thinking about God’s love for you, how you will feel the kind of love that God truly has, that covenant. Love, that love, that breaks. No promises, that God that wants to give you everything despite the mistakes that we make in this world and the sense that we do. God is here and he wants to give you everything. He sent his son here to die for you. There. I would never do that for you and I would never expect you to do that for me. But God did it for us because he loves us more than anything.
So I hope that you’ll take some time to review some of our verses for this week and feel God’s love in your life today, tomorrow and forever. And if you don’t yet feel the love of Christ in your life, I encourage you to invite God into your life today. You’re not promised tomorrow a. don’t put this off. You don’t know what tomorrow is gonna. Bring Romans six. Twenty three says, the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus, our Lord. So turn to him, confess your sins and follow his will in your life and you will feel the love of Christ that surpasses all understanding. I want to thank you so much for joining me today at the promises of God podcast. I can’t wait to talk to you next week as we continue our series and understanding God’s love for his children. Talk to you soon. Bye.
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