Tuesday, October 8, 2013

You Are Fully Known And Fully Loved ~ Day Three

Welcome To Day Three In A 31 Day Series

"31 Days To Becoming His Pearl"

You are fully known and fully loved.

No matter what.

No matter what other people have said or done or how they may have tried to convince you otherwise.

You are fully known and fully loved by Him.

He adores you.

He has called you.

He has chosen you.

He has set you apart.

There is a beautiful phrase that I love written in a book titled "The Me I Want To Be" By John Ortberg,
that says this: "You can only be loved to the extent you are known."

Or sometimes people will phrase the same thing this way...

If they really knew me, they wouldn't love me.

Maybe this is true for the world. Because we are human and we are limited in our capacity to love.

But God.

He is unlimited in His capacity to love.

His love is not earned. It cannot be measured. It is not conditional. It is not performance based.

He does not withhold His love - or any good thing from us based on what we may or may not do.

He simply loves us. Fully.

When we begin to walk in that truth and in the magnitude of that revelation-

Our lives will change.

We can freely forgive others. 

We can freely love.

We can release all insecurities.

We can take the limitations and expectations and demands off of friends and loved ones.

We can saturate ourselves by soaking in His truth and His love and His presence every day.

From the moment of our conception the enemy of our souls works overtime to separate us from truth.

He works in and through other people and through circumstances and situations to keep us from wisdom and knowledge. To keep us from walking in the truth.

He does not want any one of us to know that we are fully known and fully loved by God.

Because in that truth there is power. There is breakthrough. There is freedom.

We no longer have to live life like we are orphans.

We are sons and we are daughters. We have an inheritance that rightfully belongs to each one of us.
There is more than enough in the kingdom. 

Ask Him to release your portion today.

He is faithful to pour out in the most beautiful ways at the appointed time.

I know from the depths of my soul how hard life can be when you become your circumstances.

When your life really and truly looks and feels like you are an orphan.

We can take on that mentality.

But that is all just smoke and mirrors.

A tactic the enemy uses to keep us from knowing Him.

To keep us from leaning in and receiving every good and perfect gift.

To keep us from knowing truth and from allowing the truth to set us free.

To keep us bound and broken and burdened with the hard things that life can sometimes bring.

His word says this...

You are daily loaded with benefits. ~ Psalm 68:19

I love this.

Our heavenly father, the God of our salvation, who fully knows and fully loves each and every one of us says that He daily loads us with benefits.

We do not have to live on last years portion.

It is a daily portion.

Daily manna.

Daily benefits.

Ask Him to release your portion today.

What do you need today?

Maybe you need an outpouring of mercy and grace and love.

Maybe you need to tangibly feel loved by Him.

Maybe you need Him to demonstrate that He sees and He knows and He hears you.

Maybe you need a financial breakthrough. A tangible hope that things are going to get better.

Ask Him.

He is a loving Father. He longs to woo us unto Himself and pour out His great love.

Just ask....

"For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.”  ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really needed this today :)