Chocolate For Your Soul with Sheri Rose Shepherd - Monday, January 20, 2014
by Sheri Rose Shepherd
"Jesus replied, 'You must love The Lord your God with all your heart, all you soul, and all your mind.'" — Matthew 22:37
Can you imagine if every night when you went to tuck your children into bed they refused to let you hug them or express your love because they did not feel they deserved it? As a parent, you would embrace them every time you could to prove to them they were indeed worthy of your love. If they refused to receive it because of how they felt, it would break your heart.
I believe that is how our heavenly Father feels when we refuse to let Him love us. But there’s so much more at stake when we feel unworthy of love. When we are locked up inside, we can not become the woman we want to be in our men’s and children’s lives. If we do not love ourselves and do not let God lavish His love on us, it will hinder us and hurt others. The truth is, how you feel will never change how loved you are by the Lord. Your feelings change constantly, but God’s feelings for you never change. Nothing you can do or feel will separate you from the love of God. But you will feel separated from your loved ones if you do not learn how to receive His love.
My Beloved Daughter,
My love for you is everlasting! My love for you cannot be hidden. What you're searching for is found in my heavenly arms. I can promise you this, if you will seek Me first above all others, you will find that I am all you need to feel safe and secure. My love for you is everlasting and effortless because You are My daughter. My deepest desire is to be close to you, but I will not force My way into your heart. I will wait patiently for you to invite Me in and when you're ready, we will walk together as Father and daughter every day for the rest of your life--until the day I see your precious face in heaven. For now, just breath in My never-ending love for you and smile just knowing you are My treasure.
Your Loving Father
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” — Jeremiah 31:3
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