Happy Friday, friends!
I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t feel very lovely.
And, ahem, I don’t always act in loveable ways.
And sometimes I can let the rather ugly things about me define me to me, if you know what I mean. But John uses the word “beloved” to describe us in I John and this week’s featured post reminded me that this inspired word reflects God’s heart towards me… regardless of my behavior.
Lillian writes, “The word Beloved means to be esteemed, to be God’s favorite, to be worthy of love. You are worthy of a love that stands not on your merit, but on everything He has done. His reconciliatory work is the foundation of our identity.”
Let that sink deep. In Christ, you are beloved. No matter what.
Perhaps you need to just sit with this for a bit today?
Lillian, thanks for the beautiful reminder of our identity this week, and for being part of the Grace and Truth community! Feel free to grab the featured button below:
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