Radical Love

Today, we are wrapping up with the #SheReadsTruth Study on the book of Hosea, (my first time to really dig in to this Old Testament book) and I have to say, there were so many days during this study when I was just left speechless and overwhelmed by God's relentless, radical love to His unfaithful people!

I remember how I've been deceived by the enemy during my younger years, thinking that God's way is too restrictive, that it's okay to sin (everyone else is doing it anyway!), that I can get away with it and just enjoy the pleasure of doing things my way, after all, what's important is that I am happy. But as I have read the Book of Hosea, I saw the heart of God. He was there all my life, shouting... more like pleading for me to return to Him...

"Return to me Misce! So I can heal you, forgive you, protect you, love you freely, flourish you! Stay close to Me, never leave my side because I will make you stand firm, I will care for you, I will show you the joy of walking in my ways, I will make you realize that there is more to life than the temporary pleasures that you have been chasing! ... And I will use your life to influence others to come to me, so they may also be set free! It is only through Me that you can have a fruitful life!"   [Hosea 14:4-9 My Own Paraphrase]

Sharing some of my Hosea Journal Notes. :)
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It's very timely that the Lord led me to this song by Victory Worship, this is my response song to God as I finish the book of Hosea and as I relate this book with my own journey with God. :)


Radical Love by Victory Worship

You found me in my darkest hour
You gave me hope and gave me life
You gave a love that's greater, 
You lead me out of darkness, and into Your light.

I was blind but now I see
Your mercy, it has set me free
Your favor's all around me,
Your radical love has found me
And now I sing...

Take my heart Lord it is Yours,
Oh it is Yours, Oh it is Yours...
Take my life Lord it is Yours,
Oh it is Yours, Oh it is Yours...

No one else can save my soul
No one else can make me whole
Jesus you have won me,
Your radical love surrounds me
And now I sing...

Take my heart Lord it is Yours,
Oh it is Yours, Oh it is Yours...
Take my life Lord it is Yours,
Oh it is Yours, Oh it is Yours...

I'm giving up my own,
for You and You alone
For Your sacrifice, I'm laying down my life

The price You paid, the life You gave
The Cross and the grave
My sin now erased

1 comment:

  1. Thank you soooooo much for that peak into your personal journal..... That meant a lot to me and also have inspired me to write differently in mine.... I too don't normally read Hosea but have feel in love with it even though it hit way home and then some.... Thank you soooo much for your words......

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