It’s a reminder I need daily.
Despite our mess ups, our short comings, our sin….God loves us.
Since I co-authored You Are Loved, you’d think I’d be secure in God’s love for me….but sweet friends, I struggle in this area just like you. I need daily reminders that I am dearly loved. I need to dig into God’s Word, reading it over and over again and MEMORIZE it! Yes, memorize scripture so that I can draw from it as I go about my day.
This message of God’s love is for me, for you, for us, and it’s powerful, it’s important…..its needed.
The months leading up to this study have been anything but easy. During enrollment time and even before when I’m working on the upcoming studies, I have come to expect some spiritual warfare. But ever since I started writing this book, the battle has gone to a whole new level. I have never experienced spiritual warfare like I have the last ten months. EVERY area of my life has been attacked and at times, to be completely honest with you, I wondered if writing this book was even worth it. “Do women really need to know how much they are loved?” “Is the topic of this book too basic?” I’ve wondered. But based on the amount of opposition that I have faced these past few months and what my translators, leadership team and other GMG leaders have gone through also recently, I’d say this book is needed. Getting back to the basics can be good for us at times.
I think this is just the message we all need to hear and once we know how much we are loved, it changes our whole life because now we can LIVE our lives as women who are LOVED!
YOU ARE LOVED!
I’m so excited for this journey we have begun together because I feel God is building up an army of women, who once they know how much they are loved, will live lives of love. Women who will be able to love deeper, pray bolder and live braver because they will understand how dearly loved they are by God. Their whole life will be forever changed because of His love.
As we begin digging into God’s Word together and reading more of You Are Loved, I encourage you to start viewing God through the lens of love.
Remember that no matter where you are in life, whether you’re in a good place or a hard, lonely place, God is right there with you. Psalm 139:7-10
Christ went to great lengths to demonstrate His love for us….he died on a cross.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:8
Christ’s death is proof of His unconquerable love for us. He went to such great lengths to demonstrate His love so that we will be secure in knowing we are loved by Him.
“A person who feels loved, lives with relief that they do not have to perform. They live with joy to know they are acceptable as they are. They live with hope because they are not alone.”- Sally Clarkson, You Are Loved
You are not alone.
You are loved.
Help me Lord, to embrace the unconditional love you have for me and help me to pass that love on to those you have strategically placed in my life. Give me supernatural love to share with those who need it most. Open my eyes to see how much you love me and help me view you through the lens of love.
Love God Greatly!