You're required to love God and love yourself whether or not another single soul loves you. You have only one self and you’re required to love that self.
One of the major areas where God has relationship with us is in the working of the cross into our daily lives. It’s finding Him in my daily cross and experiencing His Resurrected Life.
When I was young I received a divine message about my worth. But my question was, how could I believe that God does not make junk? I felt like junk.
what I have learned is that Jesus didn’t come down to hobnob with the superior of our species. No, Jesus moved in with the Clampetts.
When the blaze broke out, I knew He had a story to tell and it was His story. And oh, how He had the final word though He uttered not a word.
Like an Arab merchant, we haggle and wheel and deal to get the best we can, all the while, the Lord just wants relationship, not a deal. Our gimmicks don't work.
Though I have come open hearted in giving love, my love was not clean. I was looking for Love in all the wrong places and with a wrong motive.
Prayer and sovereignty are uniquely entwined while appearing to be seemingly contradictory. So if God is sovereign, what is the purpose of prayer?
How far will our God go to make Himself known and to love us? I can never underestimate the lengths to which God will go in assisting me to know Him. His reach and pursuit is often shocking.
A lover isn't motivated primarily by self-satisfaction but by relationship. A lover is focused on the one they love.
The one talent servant said, "I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth." I can clearly see how I can run to the world and hide my talents.
How about seeking to focus my attention on loving God rather than always seeking to always BE loved by Him?