I have a mantra that I have repeated so many times for myself:
Know you are loved and live like it.
I believe with every ounce of my being that knowing I am loved by my Creator is the foundation on which everything else has to be built.
I am not able to live like I am loved if I don’t know I am loved.
Here is a small excerpt from the chapter Because You Love Me in my book Do You Know I Love You?
I struggle with keeping some of God’s love for myself… like that would selfish or something. Hence being okay with writing the book if it was for someone else.
“Be careful My daughter, you have a tendency to think that My Words
are for everyone else. Not always in a prideful way, but rather that you
don’t deserve to hear them. That you don’t deserve to be quiet and soak in
My love. Please know in your head and heart that you are Mine and I love
and adore you. The message of the book is for you.”
One of my favorite passages in the Bible has to be Isaiah chapter
There is so much Love and greatness packed into it.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because
I love you. Isaiah 43:4a (emphasis mine)
He says I am precious. I am honored in His sight. This takes away
that old vision I had standing before Him. And He says it’s all because
He loves me.
My most favorite words in the whole Bible are those four words. Because I love you.
May we start at the very beginning, knowing we are loved. It is why our Creator brought us into this world. To love us.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing what it looks like to know we are loved and living like it.