She Loves Because He Loved Her First

Dear Father, when the enemy of my soul causes me to pull back up the legalism, which can complicate my faith, let me breathe the beautiful simplicity of the new commandment you gave: love.  

May I remember that I must first receive this love for myself by seeing myself the way you see me.  

The self-deprecating thoughts must end.

Harsh judgements I throw over myself must hush!

Your love is greater than all that. And only when I receive this love for myself can I bring it to others.

Let me look at my life through the lens of the gospel to see myself and others through your eyes.  

May I deliberately breathe in your grace for myself and exhale your love and grace to others.  For your love is life-giving, filling my cup to overflow with joy beyond expression. 

(Pray God’s Word: John 15:9–11)

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Blog written by Aliene Thompson. Aliene Thompson is the founder of Treasured Ministries and the Author of the Nourish Bible Study Series. © Copyright Treasured Ministries 2019