It has to be this way

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One of my greatest passions is to Love people and help people feel loved and cared for. One way that I do this is by being who God created me to be (quirks and all).

When I realized God’s unconditional love that He has for me, I was able to see how Christ loves everyone. Jesus loved everyone He encountered with that same love while He was here on earth.

God’s love is so great and so vast that nothing can ever separate us from Him and His love. He created us, saw us, chose us, died for us, saved us, and lives for us. He loves us through the ugly in our lives. He loves us when we feel unlovable. He loves us when we feel lonely, unheard, or unseen. He loves us in the best parts of our lives when we feel Him closest, and in the lowest places where we feel completely hidden and forgotten. I have personally experienced this throughout my life. These have been in the best moments where I am excited and running towards God and jumping for joy, but also in the times where I did not feel loved, seen, valued, wanted, or special. He saw me in those times. He heard my praises and cries. He Loved me in the ways that I needed to be loved when I did not understand, or see an end in sight.

That love is something we could never repay Him for, but we try every day. And because of that love, and how amazing and powerful it is, I want others to know and experience that love. That love that fills us, comforts us, and allows us to feel true joy in who He is, and who He has created us to be.

When we do realize that love, we are filled and are able to truly love others. And we should, because that is what He commands us to – ” Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples–when they see the love you have for each other” (John 13: 34-35).

” This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John: 9-11).

Because God is who He is, God sent His son to show us His love for us. Jesus loves us.

Once we truly realize and know His love for us, we begin to live differently. We are given the opportunity to see the good in tough situations, and have faith that His love will get us through. We can see the sunrise and sunset as blessings, and a way for God to communicate His love for us. He gives us compassion to see the hurt and need in the world. When we see that and are confident in His love for us, and our love for who He created us to be, we can then begin to love others.

If we want to love others with God’s love, it has to be this way.

We need to receive, know and realize the unconditional love that He has for us no matter what. Love ourselves and who He created us to be. We are all given different dreams, talents, passions and desires. They are different for a reason. We are not all called to the same thing. He calls us each to something different because there are so many people to reach. They vary from location, to personality, to thought process, to hobbies, to talents, to jobs, to languages, and the list goes on. We cannot all do each and everyone of those things. We need each other to reach His people and show them the love that Christ has for them. But we are all commanded to Love.

Happiness and joy are contagious.

Realizing the love that you have been given and sharing it through who you were created to be, can make a difference and add so much to the people around you.

To passionately love and pursue our God and those around us with all we have is an amazing dream, passion and calling.

I am created to do amazing things. You are created to do amazing things. Know the love that you have been given, and truly believe it. Take hold of it. Love unconditionally as Jesus loves you and you’ll never regret it.

~ LOVE YOU!

Love,

Emma 🙂

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