Hi, it’s been a while for many reasons, but I’m thrilled you are here.
I don’t know where you are or how you’re feeling today, but I think many of us can agree on these things: loving people can be hard and remembering God’s truth can feel impossible at times.
I’m about halfway done with reading Bob Goff’s newest book, Everybody Always. One statement that has stuck with me since I read it is, “The promise of love and grace in our lives is this: Our worst day isn’t bad enough, and our best day isn’t good enough. We’re invited because we’re loved, not because we earned it.”
I find myself constantly forgetting God’s truth that He deeply knows and loves me, and I have done nothing to deserve this. When I forget His truth, I find it merely impossible to love others because I can’t remember how loved I am. We need to grasp the truth that we are deeply loved by God, and we are called to love each other.
We all need more encouragement and love from one another, and we all need to extend more grace because that’s exactly what Jesus does for us in the midst of our sin and brokenness. We forget what Jesus did for us on the cross, so we need to remind each other of His love and kindness.
One of my favorite verses about God’s kindness and abundant love is Psalms 145:8, “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
This week I am challenging you (and myself) to seek ways to love others and remind them of the abundant love of our Father. Maybe that means giving a hug, sharing words of affirmation, or listening a little bit longer to someone (etc).
You don’t need to have it all together or know exactly what to say and do. Simply show up, love others, and remember that you are deeply loved by our Father.
Question: Who is someone you don’t typically think about that you can love this week?