“We unwittingly project onto God our own attitudes and feelings toward ourselves… But we cannot assume that He feels about us the way we feel about ourselves — unless we love ourselves compassionately, intensely, and freely. ” – Brennan Manning
How many of us have walked around viewing God through the filter of our own experiences?
Through our opinion of ourselves –
Through the filter of our relationship with our Father or Mother –
Through our encounters with other Christians or so-called…
It is easy to do – because all of who God is can’t be grasped.
He can’t be fathomed.
It’s so hard sometimes because He doesn’t appear & come sit next to us incarnate.
But I know this – He is real.
He is present.
He cares. He loves.
He gives grace & mercy to the broken.
YOU are His favorite.
If you don’t feel God loves you like maybe He loves your sister or brother, or your best friend – or even your spouse – start a new trend today.
Start to believe that you are the apple of His eye.
Start to believe your name is engraved on the palm of His hands..
Start to believe He would move heaven & earth just to come after you. Yes, you.
To rescue you.
To heal you.
To restore what has been ripped away – what has been lost.
Because nothing is ever truly lost in Him. Nothing.
He spoke that to me once by the ocean and I will never forget it.
Much love today y’all ~ His love.
Unconditional & unbelievable – but believe it anyway,
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