Posted by: TLC Fellowship | April 16, 2014


by Angela Hudson Wright, member of TLC Fellowship

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  ~ John 3:16 (TLB)

In preparation for writing this devotional, I struggled with choosing focus scriptures. The deadline was fast approaching, and each day brought more items added to my “to do” list. What to do? What to do!?! (Breathe)

The topics of “Awakening” “Awake”, “Purpose” were surrounding me and my spirit kept repeating, “John 3:16.” Finally, I took “I” out of the equation and sat still to listen. I felt my soul rejoicing because God loves me enough to require the sacrifice of His son. I felt my heart bursting with joy because Jesus loves me SO MUCH that He died for me—sight unseen—just because God wanted Him to; and I felt my spirit soar with gratitude because I have a counselor who will guide me, and speak to me, and listen to me whenever I need Him. I realized just how much a part of my life Jesus is—not because he “demands” to be the center of my life, but He is.

I was introduced to Jesus from a very young age, thank the Lord, and I accepted Him into my life at 6 years old. He is. My Sunday school teachers made Him alive for me. My parents modeled His love to me. My pastors preached of His salvation and love for me. My children and grandchildren remind me of His blessings to me. My husband reminds me of his care for me. My sisters remind me of His joy in me. My nieces and nephews remind me of our family legacy…He is.

I am aware. I realize that I only need to follow Jesus’ blueprint: Obedience. Agape Love. Sacrifice. Knowing, without a shadow of a doubt, the sound of God’s voice, I’ve lived long enough and put God to the test enough to know when He is speaking to me. I need only to act. I can do no less than be all I can for Him. I must do all He wants me to do to bring others to Him because He is. “Jesus loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so…” He is.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah! Hosanna, Hosanna! “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain…!” Revelation 5:12, LB

“For a child has been born for us; a son given to us. Authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”Isaiah 9:6 (NRSV)

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