Tuesday, November 1, 2011


As I started writing my list of things in which I liked about myself, one revolving thought became clear to me...

To truly love yourself, you have to learn about God's love.

Not only do you need to learn God's love in order to love yourself, you have to learn of His love in order to truly love others.

I think instead of taking off on a list about being comfortable in your own skin, we should visit the idea of God's love. 

The Bible is FULL of verses on love. 

God's love is something I really struggle with... The thought of someone loving me so much in spite of my flaws and shortcomings is intense and scary. Someone knowing every hair on my head and every misdeed I've done is terrifying. But yet! He still loves us. He still yearns for our love and praise.

My absolute favorite people verse about love is found in Romans - 

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."-Romans 8:37-39 

This verse is so overwhelming to me. God loved me when I was born. He will love me when I die. He will love me if I meet Billy Graham or if Obama stays in office. He will love me in whatever circumstance I find myself in - good or bad. He is with me and loves me as I face the future or look back on my past. 

NOTHING... Do YOU hear me?! Nothing that you and I do will ever separate God's love for us. 

I went through a time that I despised myself. I felt useless, hopeless, dirty and many other things. I felt unworthy. I felt like I was unlovable. I turned away. It was a sad time in my life. BUT you know what? When I returned to His loving arms, He was right there waiting patiently. 

I often feel like my only "meter" for measuring how much the Lord loves us is my intense love for my children. Do you have a "measuring stick" in which you try to fathom God's love for us? If so, what is it? 


Anonymous said...

First, what does our president have to do with God loving you???? I would say that verse is also my measuring(sp) stick for me. I have never relly stuggled with Gods love I struggle with loving others. For me when someone is irritating me I remind myself that they are one of Gods creations and He knows and loves that person just as much as He loves me.

A Davis said...

I think that was the point the president doesn't have anything to do with God's love for us.
Nothing we or anyone else dose makes a difference on God loving us.