Have I told you lately...

Dear dear friends...

As I titled this post... like many of you my mind immediately raced back to 1993....

"Have I told you lately that I love you, have I told you there's no one else above you?  You fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness... ease my troubles - that's what you do.."

Can you remember the artist.... Rod Stewart - so you don't have to google it.  I did a little research.  It was written in 1945 and was recorded in 1989 by Vann Morrison.  I listened to his version... Rod definitely is etched in my memory!
My research also told me it was originally written as a prayer... not sure I had every even really heard the line, "there's a love that's divine, and it's yours and mine, like the sun.  And at the end of the day we should give thanks and pray to the ONE... to the ONE!
If you just have to listen to it like I did, click below....  But come back - that isn't my point today!

Have I told you lately that I love you?

 Okay, so if you listened, I know you are enjoying the sweetness of the love song, but here's what I really want to ask you...
 Have I told you lately how much Jesus loves you?
Have I told you lately that HE is the plan for your salvation?
Have I told you lately He is all that you need?
Have I told you lately He promised to walk with you every moment of every day?

Almost every week my plan is write about how Jesus affects and influenced my life, my circumstances, my decisions as I seek HIS will, HIS wisdom and HIS direction for my life and for that of others that I get to watch or even experience with them.  But have I told you lately just how much HE loves YOU and ME?  Do you know Him?  Are you walking with Him each day... Not just today and tomorrow, but forever?  

Oh dear Jesus, don't ever let anyone know me without knowing YOU!

Sweet friends, that really is what it is all about... eternity with Jesus in Heaven.

Our tender love letter from God, the Bible, spends 66 books teaching us about that love.  I don't claim to have or any many of the answers to all the questions that this life brings to us, but I do believe with all my heart that God loves each of us and that He designed us for a relationship with Him through Jesus.
For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

  We just can't be perfect no matter how hard we try.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  Romans 3:23

So God, in His loving mercy and grace, sent Jesus to die.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23

We simply choose to confess our belief and ask for His forgiveness.
If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord", and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  Romans 10:9-10

For it is by grace you have been saved through faith - and this is not from yourseselves, it is the GIFT of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:8-10

Oh friends, HE loves you and made a way, the only way, His perfect way to save you!  Is there someone you need to ask that same question.... Have I told you lately?  And even if I have told you, I want to tell you again.

I have been reminded just today of the brevity of this life - a mist or a vapor the Bible says.  We have the good news, the great news, the saving news to share!

Who do you need to tell... TODAY?!

Below you can click on the link to hear my "short" story of faith in Jesus.

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