|the title of this post was taken from the theme of Lysa Terkeurst's book "Uninvited"|
Since I've been home, the Lord has been reaching out to me in ways that He's never reached out before.
While I was in Ghana, I went through a huge struggle (and am just now recovering from it). God laid it on my mom's heart to purchase a book for me called "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst. Her theme for the book is living loved. I have only read the first three chapters, but last night I felt like God challenged me to figure out what living loved meant for me.
This post are my thoughts on what it means ... hope you all learn from my rambles :)
The human race seems to run on this word. We use it when talking to our family, friends, and our jobs (well, some of us do anyways lol).
We long to be loved by a guy. To have him look down at us and say "I love you sweetheart".
We all long to be loved by a child. To have him wrap his tiny arms around our neck and say "I love you Mommy".
But do we long to be loved by my King? To have Him bend down, wrap His strong and mighty arms around us, and say "it's okay baby girl, I've got you and I wont' let go. I know you're hurting, but I'm here to heal that hurt. Love me, and only Me. Walk through this life knowing you are loved, loved by Me dear one. I love you sweetheart!"
Living loved looks different me than it does for my mom and vice versa. However, the foundation is the same ... she is still loved by her King.
So how can we live loved?
// find our joy & strength in the Lord - Nehemiah 8:10
// get lost in our King's love for me & be content - Hebrews 13:5
// be strong in the Lord - Ephesians 6:10
// extend mercy & love to others - 1 John 3:11-24
Verses on God's love for us:
Zephaniah 3:17 // 1 John 4:7-8 // 1 Peter 5:6-7 // Job 34:19 // Psalm 86:15 // 1 John 3:1
So are you ready? Are you ready to experience love from the King like no other love?
I pray that this helped someone, I know it helped me a whole lot.