Dear Friends, I wrote this devotional for the YouVersion Bible app over a year ago and I wanted to share it with you over the next week. As you read it, I pray that you will be reminded of God’s great love for you and how his love is the core of His relentless pursuit to call you His own. I pray that you will feel His presence. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that you are intimately loved and adored by the Father. I pray that you will share it with others via the app and this blog. So, they too can be reminded of this truth because it changes everything.
Beloved, be blessed. Nia
We are born with an innate desire to love and be loved. Our desire for intimacy comes from the Father. The essence of His very existence is based upon the unity of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This unit was extended to earth via the birth of Jesus and furthered by the coming of the Holy Spirit after His ascension into Heaven. The Father desired direct fellowship with us. His heart was broken by the chasm created by the sin of the Garden. Therefore, He made a way to reconnect us to Him. Jesus was the way.
However, He didn’t just stop with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God intended for us to experience His great love through human relationships. Ultimately, He wanted us—imperfectly flawed beings—to walk in His perfect love. Unfortunately, we know that this isn’t always the case. The reality is that many of our relationships are just as flawed as we are. When we look for our identity in those we love and not in the one who is love, we are bound to fail in love. Failure can separate us and leave us with feelings of inadequacy. Nevertheless, God wants us to know that He wants us. He wants us even in the ugliness of our truth and at the apex of our greatness.
Beloved, we are wanted.
You and I are W-A-N-T-E-D.
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