Sometimes we find ourselves in need of a serious, spiritual pep talk.
We often need to be reminded of the great love God has for us.
Sometimes my soul is so severely battered, I need to hear what He sees when He looks at me.
That I am beautiful….that I am so valuable….so incredibly favored and cherished.
It’s the healing balm so many of us need from time to time.
Those words and thoughts make us like well-watered plants: bright, healthy, and thriving.
But I’ve been challenged lately with the fact that the Lord never wants us to LIVE there.
He doesn’t want me to get stuck on just loving myself. He knows that no matter how skewed my view of myself is, I can never stop loving ME.
It’s never been a problem!
God doesn’t want me getting hung up on how I am “fearfully and wonderfully made”.
Rather, He wants us to get caught up in the One who is Fearful and Wonderful.
I don’t want to only think about how precious, beautiful, or worthy to be loved I am.
But I DO want to think about the Worthy Lamb, the Beautiful One, the Great I Am!
When I read His Word, I’d love to stop asking, “What does this have to say about ME?“, and instead wonder what it has to say about JESUS.
I also really and truly believe that when we live our lives in awe and wonder of who God is, we will never have to “think” of ourselves again. He will properly align all of our thoughts FOR us!
When scripture tells us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind, ” that tells me He wants it ALL!
He’s jealous for ALL of us, all the time, forever and ever.
Some people say the bible is God’s love letter to us. I don’t know if Im overly sensitive about the whole “self” issue, but I think that’s only partially true. It is the Gospel, from start to finish. It is a story ALL ABOUT HIM!!!
And His MERCY.
Father , open our eyes to see YOU.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to LOVE Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart nd with all your soul.