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One of the most powerful truths I learned as a young woman fresh out of school was the power my mind had when it came to my thoughts.
Before God brought some amazing friends in my life who taught me how to soak my mind in God’s truth, I would allow my heart to be saturated in thoughts that naturally flowed out of rejection:
I am not wanted.
What’s wrong with me?
No wonder they don’t like.
These thoughts had the power to beat me down and hold me back from reaching my fullest potential.
Thankfully, when God brought some women into my life who lovingly showed me I was allowing my mind to go to the wrong place, I listened. I wrote out the verses they shared with me on index cards and I carried them with me everywhere. For years, I read these verses between classes, on my desk at work, on my mirror in my room.
Any place where my mind had the opportunity to wander, I placed God’s word in it’s way.
When we work God’s word into the inner places of our hearts and minds, His love transforms us. Knowing we are wanted weaves into our very being His confidence and the power to move from rejection to transformation. The self-conscious woman who was suspicious and defensive began to fade as the woman He created me to be began to grow.
So here they are. My favorite five verses on how, through His love, Jesus sees us:
His Revolutionary Love
“The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)
“My lover is mine and I am his …” Song of Solomon 2:15a (NIV)
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling, and there is no blemish in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7 (NASB)
“The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.” Psalm 45:11 (NIV)
“God decided in advance to adopt us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do and it gave him great pleasure!” Ephesians 1:5 (NLT)
Today, I’m giving away a copy of His Revolutionary Love: Jesus’ Radical Pursuit of You to one reader. To enter to win, please share on my blog in the comments below which verse speaks to your heart or if you have another, we would love to hear it! (In order to be entered to win, you must post the comment on my blog.) If you’re in a hurry, just share, “I’m in!” I will announce the winner on my Wednesday Wisdom Tips next week.