BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY
Sunday, February 25, 2018
TO BE KNOWN AND LOVED
I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
To be known and not loved is our greatest fear,. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like loved by God. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
To be known and loved by God fills a vacuum that meets a most vital psychological and emotional need. As we discover how well and how deeply God knows and loves us, it will completely change how we interact with others. When we find our value in God's love for us, rather than in what others think of us, we will find it easier to serve God and to freely open our hearts to Him. We can act or speak without fear or shame because we know God knows us and accepts us as we are. To be known and loved by God not only fill us, but deepens our relationship with Him, which completely changes our perspectives and our lives.
Lord Jesus, thank You for being the Good Shepherd who knows, loves and cares for us. Help us break down any barriers that prevent others from seeing Your life in us. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
Sending all my Spark Friends God's richest blessings for you and your blessed families.