My definition of love has changed over the years. I've always known that God is love, and that His love is unconditional. What I've learned, though, is that His love is also RELENTLESS. He pursued me - even when I wanted nothing to do with Him. He kept me safe, even when He had every right to condemn me. He fought for me, time and time again.
If a person treated me the way that I treated God, there's absolutely no way I'd keep pursuing them. If someone were to turn their back on me, I'd return the favor. But God doesn't do that, and I shouldn't either.
Today, I will be relentless with my love and kindness. I will not withhold my love from anyone, for any reason. I will forgive, even when there's no apology.
"Father, thank you for your relentless pursuit of my soul. Thank you for never giving up on me, and for being there when I needed you most. You're always by my side, and my only hope is that I can somehow return the favor. Please help me to love others, just as you have loved me. Help me to find forgiveness in my heart, and teach me to love without fear. Thank you so much for what you've done in my life. Amen."
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