Love Beyond Trauma

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Learning to Love Anyway

Love is the most important thing in life after salvation. We are to love God first, then others as we love ourselves. Right!?

Easier said than done.

First of all, we need to know what love is and Google says it’s “an intense feeling or deep affection.” To which, I am lovingly unmoved.

I have asked God to teach me and show me what love really is for many years now. I had significant traumas as a child, so love has been a hard one for me. I now know that I grew-up without much love at all. My Mother never told me she loved me and died when I was 32. I didn’t have a Father the majority of the time, the first one hated me, and the second one abused me. I do believe my Grandparents on my Mom’s side loved me, they just never said so.

The only chance I had at love was with Jesus and God my Father. I remember Jesus with me as a small child. And by the way, God is the best Father ever! He has shown me love that I cannot describe.

The love He first showed me was about “caring.” He showed me that He cares for me more than any human ever could. He’s danced with me, held me tight, and He prompts me to care for myself. He reminds me to rest, to take my meds, to make a phone call to a friend, and to love myself dearly. And He’s shown me how to love others.

His love is so intense I can’t describe it. I can hardly stand in His presence. He drapes His love over me like a warm embrace. When I feel His love, I start to cry.

I have asked God to teach me what love is countless times and will for endless days. I believe that we are only experiencing a fraction of what His agape love is.

I can now love myself though I still have work to do. Plus, I am able to extend that love beyond my immediate family to others. Sometimes I meet someone for the first time and tell them I love them. That’s God. That’s proof He’s working Love into my life. All things are possible.

I was looking for a specific verse for this post and this was the “verse of the day” today:

Love overlooks the mistakes of others, but dwelling on the failures of others devastates friendships Proverbs 17:9 TPT

Again, that’s God. I’m meeting with a new friend today, so I’ll be sure to love her. I’ll take the risk that she may not love me. I’ll have courage to step up and allow God to love her through me. And I’ll thank God for all the love He’s shown me.

Today, I bless you with God’s true love. I pray that love washes over you and permeates your life.

Be blessed in Jesus’ Name.

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Podcast: Worthiness, S2E9

Hardwired for Life: Season 2, Episode 9

Sharon and Jana discuss our worth and value as humans and Christians. We explore where our worth comes from and what Scripture says about us.

You Are Worthy

You Were Made for This.

There are too many people in the world and in the church who feel unworthy. They feel unworthy to receive the love of God. Unworthy to be His child representing Him here on earth. Unworthy to walk in His Spirit. They even feel unworthy to use the gifts and talents God freely gave them. This lack of worth permeates our lives and stops us from doing what we are supposed to be doing to serve the Kingdom of God. We become paralyzed which is exactly what the devil wants.

 We point to you as an example of unwavering faith for all the churches of God. We boast about how you continue to demonstrate unflinching endurance through all the persecutions and painful trials you are experiencing. All of this proves that God’s judgment is always perfect and is intended to make you worthy of inheriting the kingdom of God, which is why you are going through these troubles.

The Passion Translation

So, we are worthy no matter what we are going through of inheriting the Kingdom of God. We are worthy to receive all that God has for us as His children. We can change.

We can rest in the fact our suffering will be fruitful in the end.

By God’s Grace.

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