One truth that could change your relationship with God

Originally published Tuesday, 15 December 2015.

And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17 (NKJV)


I forget that I am a beloved child of God all the time. 

I forget that I a person who is greatly loved by God. 

I forget that “Beloved” is my very identity.

I imagine I’m not the only one. 

I have a friend who even has it tattooed on her arm so she never forgets. 

Henri Nouwen once wrote, “We are the beloved sons and daughters of God just as Jesus is the Beloved Son.” (tweet this)

How crazy is that? God loves me – and you – as much as he loves Jesus. 

You are a person who is greatly loved. 

We are God’s beloved. 

I was looking at the word yesterday and for the first time I saw that it could also be broken in two: Be loved. 

Be Loved. 

And I knew I need to remember that not only am I God’s beloved but I can be loved. 

Some days I don’t feel very lovable, but even on those days God is telling me that I am his beloved, that I am his child, and that I live loved. 

When I remember to be loved by God I can react out of a place of security as a child of God who is loved as much as Jesus. 

Be Loved. 

So today, no matter where you find yourself or how you are feeling allow yourself to remember that you are Beloved, and that you can be loved.

And then go and live from that place of absolute love, acceptance and approval.  

Beloved, be loved. (tweet this)

Hear God’s voice speaking over you, “This is My beloved Child, in whom I am well pleased.”

Ponder: When was the last time you thought about how amazing it is that Jesus’ sacrifice has put you in the position of being God’s child, beloved 

Prayer: God, help me to live as your beloved child. Help me to understand the depth, length and breadth of your love for me and to secure in that love. Amen. 

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