Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh start. A new sunrise has been gifted to us by a good, good Father God.
His love is immense, complete, whole, lacking nothing. His love is perfect and enough. His love is not hinged on you. It is not dependent on you. It’s not activated by anything that you do, don’t do, have done, or will do. You can’t earn it and you cannot lose it. His love is complete and whole all its own, and He LOVES YOU!
You. You. You. Meditate on that truth. Treasure that truth. Let it be woven into the fabric of your core belief system. Don’t just breeze over it nonchalantly and flippantly because you’ve heard it a million times before. “God loves you.”
But mull it over. The Lord who created every single good thing and who sustains all things, also created me.
He knows every dark part of me. Every wrong thought. Every moment I’ve stumbled. Every weakness I still bear. Every sin past, present, and future. Every part of my heart still being worked on by Holy Spirit, and yet just as I am. Right here. Today. In this moment, I am fully and completely and totally loved by Him.
He is not withholding love from me until I get His Heavenly todo list done. He is not waiting for me to clean up my act so that He can come close to me. He has lavished me with love. Clothed me in grace. Loved me right into a relationship with Him that is alive and active and growing.
A love relationship that changes everything. A love that heals. A love that protects. A love that guides. A love that patiently instructs. A love that never, ever, ever fails.
I carry a lie deep in my belief system that I am handing over to God today. It’s one that shapes alot of my actions and decisions. It’s a lie that has kept me enslaved in people pleasing and tied to unhealthy relationships in the past.
Lie: I have to work hard to earn love.
And the truth is: I am worthy of love just as I am, not because of anything that I do, produce, or the way that I perform.
And the beautiful truth is the SAME for you.
You don’t have to work to earn the Lord’s love. He has loved you with an everlasting love. He was dreaming about you long before your entrance onto planet earth.
He was thinking of you even before the foundation of the earth was laid.
His thoughts about you are numerous and many. He has so many thoughts concerning you, they are greater than the sand.
He rejoices and sings over you with love just as a momma or daddy so lovingly sing to their baby. Just as a baby is lavished with love for no other reason that they just ARE loved for being here. A baby doesn’t work for love, and that is just a glimpse of how the Father loves you.
He has goood plans for your future. He wants to see you prosper and walk out a beautiful destiny when you partner with Him.
He loves you so much that He left His seat in Heaven and came to earth in human form to take every sin and every error onto Himself when He chose the cross to pay the penalty of sin on your behalf.
He loves you. He loves you. He loves you.
Completely. Wholly. Fully. Period.
Mediate on that today and ask Holy Spirit to remove any lie that tells you otherwise. Really let it sink in deeper than it has before. His love is complete. Nothing can separate me from His love. I can’t earn it or lose it.
This is something the Lord is working on and into me right now. Its been several years in the making. I know all the right things to say about His love, and He has lavished His love on me many times over so that I know it is REAL and for me. But there are still moments when I find myself reverting back to old ways of trying to earn His love again. He has to remind me again and again that though I try to earn His love through works, I am striving for something I already have. I am digging deep into a Beth Moore Bible study and the revelation the Lord has given to me is that this is still something that I have to give to Him and let Him fully change my core belief about. He loves me. Period. Period. Period. No working for it. It just IS because He IS LOVE.
And I pray it gets deeply woven into your core too so that we can move ahead with Him to the places He has called us to.. and when we are SECURE in His love for us, we can run the race He has set for us without hindrance. We can step ahead into the unknown without fear of the future. We can accept every good gift He has to offer us. Our hands open up to our Father when we believe in His complete love for us.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Get this truth deep in us. Remove any belief or belief system that contradicts the truth of how deeply, how vastly, how fully, how immensely you love us.
In Jesus’s name, Amen..
3 thoughts on “Revisiting an Old Lie….”
Wonderful truth that God loves us and we cannot earn his love. He loves us because he loves us 🙂
Love it! Just what I needed to read today, thank you! I often counsel with folks, telling that at our Awesome God has a plan. a very good plan, for them. I guess I needed the reminder today that He has the same for me!
Yes ma’am. He loves us not because we have done it all right or even done anything at all. He has always loved us and will continue to love us. Such a blessing. 🙌