A few years ago, an incredible Bible teacher taught me to read the Word in a new way.
He said one day he realized he could fall out of love with Jesus overnight. So every morning, he would open his Bible and say, “Jesus I need you to tell me that you love me. Show me how you love me through what I am reading today.”
And then he would
This was a little awkward for me at first and took some time to get the hang of, but it has been absolutely transforming for the way I read the Bible. It is amazing to start listening for Jesus and listing the intimate ways in which He loves you. It has made my relationship with Him deeper and even more personal.
Truly God’s Word is a love letter to His people and if you take the time and listen in your heart His love speaks between lines of scripture.
“He Speaks” will be a regular series on Life and Lip Gloss in hopes of encouraging you towards hearing Him speak His love into your life.
This is a verse I am loving right now...
“I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved.”
~ Romans 9:25-27 (the message, quoting Hosea)
And then I write “Jesus tell me that you love me” at the top of my journal.
I love you because…
The places where you feel like a nobody, I make you a somebody.
You are important and you matter to Me.
When you feel unloved, unworthy, unwanted, rejected, I LOVE YOU.
You are my beloved, my princess, my daughter, my love.
I love you with a love that lasts forever because I AM LOVE.
I choose you and love you so much that I died just to be with you.
I call you by name an you are mine.
Perhaps it is a word or sometimes it is a full phrase but I promise you can
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will opened for you.” Luke 11:7
Because He Speaks.