“Live from a deep assurance that you are fully loved and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love. Live loved.” (Lysa TerKeurst)
What if you believed from the soul of your being that you were so deeply and incredibly loved by God? And what if that love burst from inside of you like a never ending fountain bringing joy, love, peace, and hope to the people around you?
What if you believed, that just like the trees changing colors in the Fall, just like the sweet birds and squirrels, you were created in beauty and creativity and sustained by God Almighty?
That nothing you could do could ever separate you from the love of God, no darkness, no height nor depth, no sin, no mistake could separate you from your maker. (Romans 8:39)
Is it too far a stretch to believe? You- fragile, sensitive, or broken you- could never have a love that is everlasting, abiding, and honest deep down in your soul?
But when Jesus Christ comes into our hearts, He gives us a love that we always thought was impossible to find. He gives us a love that breaks us and remakes us at the same time. A love that is so deep and inviting, we can't help but share it. A love that is so bold, we can't stop from sharing it. A love that is so real, we can't fake it anymore. When Christ comes in, when he abides in us, we are transformed. And truly the impossible for us, is possible with Him.
So if you've never experienced a love like this? A love so real and freeing, I invite you to come with me on a journey to get to know the God of love better. And to learn how he re-writes our thoughts, and our identities, and who we are even to the core of our being.
Ephesians 3:14-19 "For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through the spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your heart through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all the Lord's people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses all knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."