If you’ve ever tried to ‘just forget it’ move on, ‘let it go’, you will know that it is very difficult to switch off from the pain associated to hurtful memories. For many years I tried to wipe away painful memories through a season of being bulimic, drinking too much alcohol, hypnotherapy, sessions with new age practitioners calling upon the Universe as if it was some magic genie that would wipe away the past!
All attempts I made to be complete and happy were futile until I came to the complete end of myself, I’d hit rock bottom and from there I found myself running back to the arms of Jesus. In my quite times with Jesus, reading His Word and in prayer, I have learned of His affection for me, His perspective of me and His interpretation of who I am… when you take hold of a Heavenly perspective of yourself it changes everything!
You are His beloved, He delights in you and longs to see you set free; “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 (NKJV).
In these clear-cut words Jesus revealed that the key to freedom lies in knowing Him, knowing what His word says about you and your life. Our earthly reference to love cannot be compared to God’s love for us, the gospel of John defines what love is; “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us”.1 John 3:16 (NKJV). Jesus is saying to you today, you are worth dying for, your worth is priceless, you are loved. Earthly, human love is fickle, people are always falling in and falling out of love but the love of Jesus endures forever. Amazing, awesome… word’s fail to capture the profound expression of God’s love for us, the wonder for me is how would my life change, what sort of person would I be, if I could grasp, I mean truly believed the scripture testimony of God’s extravagant love for me?
Brennan Manning tells the story of an old Irish priest who, on a walking tour of a rural parish, sees an old peasant kneeling by the side of the road, praying. Impressed, the priest says to the man, “You must be very close to God.” The peasant looks up from his prayers, thinks a moment, and then smiles, “Yes, he’s very fond of me.”
My prayer for you is that you will allow God to take your past hurts, be healed of them so as you can really begin to live. In spite of what others say and think about you, may you gain a heavenly perspective of just how amazing and wonderfully loved you are… and yes, He is very fond of YOU x
December 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Yes, He is very, very fond of you…of this I am very sure. Could I please post this one on my Page? It is sure to be a blessing to many. Elvie from Restore Counselling/Barnabas Fellowship.
December 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm
Thank you Elvie… Please post these blogs as often as you like. Just spreading God’s love so ‘spread away’ XX P.S I KNOW He is fond of you, you hear His voice like so few others do 🙂
December 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm
December 8, 2012 at 7:48 pm
Aww thank you X where are you guys? Come back soon X
February 20, 2013 at 2:16 am
Okay, you won me over, I just HAVE to follow your blog. I enjoy thought-provoking, truthful, practical, inspiring ones and this certainly is that! Can’t wait to see what you write next!
February 20, 2013 at 1:19 pm
You are lovely – thank you x
September 11, 2013 at 5:29 am
Inspiring testimony and encouraging word! I love that story by Brennan Manning! One of my favorite authors! Glad you found my site cuz now I found yours. What a treatsure! 🙂
September 11, 2013 at 9:47 am
So glad you like my writing and super happy that I found yours x
September 11, 2013 at 5:29 am