It’s Monday.. so I’m sticking to it. This week at least. For a recap: A few weeks ago at Bible study I encouraged all of us to write a summer manifesto. I didn’t really know what the word manifest meant, but it seemed to be such a fancy fun word. In case you don’t know, it is a written declaration, statement policy. We wrote a summer manifesto about the things we wanted to do that made us come alive.
I wanted to start your week off with a manifesto reminder that You are Loved! Let that declaration wash over your sometimes– if you admit it–we get tired and weary longing for love and approval.
Today I was reading 1 John 4 and the whole big theme of that chapter is this: God is love.
We get confused about it sometimes.
We tend to think things like : Gods love for me hangs on if I have done the good spiritual stuff, checked off my list, read my Bible enough, I went to church enough, loved my neighbor as myself enough , was a a good enough mom, outweighed my good thoughts with my bad thoughts.
We get this “spiritual” scale and weigh God’s love on it.
The Pharisees did that to, and Jesus was often telling him they were missing It.
It’s easy to want God’s approval to be about what we do, instead of resting in it being about what He has DONE <<<<—- click to tweet
Today rest that God’s love is not hanging on you crossing off your spiritual checklist, but is hanging on a cross with love.
Read 1 John 4:7-12.. that’s an amazing Manifesto.
And here’s a picture of a summer manifesto update.. one of my manifesto’s was to want to be in my bathing suit all summer.. so I spent Saturday with a few friends and a roo cup at the pool