By Kathi Pelton
Every morning, without fail, my amazing husband brings me a cup of coffee while I am still in bed. He rises before me and greets me with this “cup of love” each new day.
Then every morning, without fail, my amazing Savior brings me a cup of mercy. He never fails to come to me and greet me with His “cup of love”.
You may not have a spouse that brings you a cup of coffee each morning but you do have the same Savior, who rushes to meet you each new day with mercies anew, unfailing love and everything that you need for the day ahead.
Just as my husband never disappoints in bringing me my morning cup of coffee; neither does our God disappoint or leave us in want. He fully exceeds all expectations and showers us with such extravagant and undeserved love and mercy. He is so in love with His bride!
“And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.” Romans 5:5
One of the best moments of my life was the morning after my wedding. I was in San Francisco International Airport with my new husband and I the ticket agent called me “Mrs. Pelton.” Hearing my new last name for the first time made me want to shout for joy! I was forever his and he was mine. I looked down at my wedding ring and felt overcome with joy at this “dream come true.” Actually, it exceeded any dream I had ever dreamed! It was a moment where my desire fulfilled was not only experienced but it was exceeded!
As I waited on the Lord He reminded me of this “favorite memory” of mine and said to me,
“Did you know that every time I look upon my bride this is how I feel?”
Our God is overcome with joy every time He looks upon us, knowing that forever we are His and He is ours. It brings Him such great pleasure to bless us and care for us. He does not hold back any of His love from us but exceeds all expectations toward His bride.
If disappointments are what you’ve begun to expect then it is time to change your expectations. He has such love and goodness to pour out upon your life. Morning by morning He has new blessings planned for you. Through days of joy and days of pain He is with you. He NEVER leaves you and will never fail you. You are all together lovely to Him. He sees you through the eyes of His redemption and His perfect love.
Just as the Lover speaks in Songs of Songs 4:7 says,
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
As you focus on His love and not upon your flaws His perfect love will wash over you causing even the flaws will wash away.
When He looks upon you this is what He says,
“You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.” Songs 4:9
Begin each day with the expectation of experiencing His perfect love, His glory and receive His cup of mercy.
“He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory.” Romans 9:23
His love does not disappoint but always exceeds our expectations.
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