Did you grow up feeling like God was hard to please?
If you could just get it right, He would like you more?
I’m not sure why my heart and mind believed something so twisted. Fortunately, Jesus saw my messed up thinking and, loving me so much, He sent some really neat women in my life to help. They could see that I really didn’t get how crazy Jesus was about me.
They opened my eyes to see Jesus didn’t want to just be the God I served; He wanted to be the God I loved.
The more these friends shared this truth, the more I started to get it. (Sometimes our weird way of thinking takes awhile to change!) They spent a lot of time with me, teaching me the truth of how Jesus saw me.
They taught me to soak in Jesus’ love letters. I had grown up hearing and learning that Jesus is my leader, savior and my best friend. What I never knew was the love gap I had, that gapping cavern in my heart that could never perform enough, could never get her heart full of enough approval, the gap that was empty of the level of love and approval I so desperately wanted…He was the only one who could fill that love gap.
No dad, no boyfriend, no amazing husband one day can fill the love gap of our hearts…only Jesus.
These very cool women taught me where to find love letters from Jesus in the Bible. They taught me to put my name in them and read them over and over and over again until His words filled that love gap.
Verses like Isaiah 43:1- 4 “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you, Lynn. I’ve called your name. You’re mine…I paid a huge price for you: That’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, Lynn, trade the creation just for you.” The Message
All around you are young girls and women who need to hear this message. They are searching so desperately to be loved, willing to give up their most prized possessions – their hearts and bodies – to get it.
Would you say “yes” to God to sharing this message? He can speak through you to your daughter, her friends, the girls in your neighborhood and in your church. All you have to do is be willing and take the first step to begin a relationship with them.
Just make some room, some time, to invest in them. Maybe you could start a small group for girls or make time for coffee with a friend who needs His truth. Allow God to use you to be the one to teach her where she can go to get her heart filled!