“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” Brennan Manning

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My Daddy's Messages of Love

Dear Beloved Daughter,

You long for others to tell you you're worth it, but I long to send you love messages from Me. Just listen. Look around and you will SEE me in everything. I'm here with you. I've been with you all along. I love you, My precious child. I like all the things about you that you don't like. I created you in My Image, and you are beautiful inside and out.

Please don't worry child - I know you carry so much grief that you don't feel like you'll make it another day. Let Me take your burdens. I will carry you when you can't go on.

I love you, dear one. I always have. You are Mine, and I will protect and watch over you. I know your every thought, every tear, every laugh - and I care about it all. You matter to me - every part of you. So rest, my child, rest. You're gonna make it - I already made provision for you to be close to Me forever, and I will provide for your every need while you're still here on earth.

You'll never be alone - I live within you, breathe through you, My heart beats with your heart. Listen and trust what's inside. I am always with you. You are My home and I love being home with you. I like spending time with you, and I think you are fun. I gave you good gifts and I love when you enjoy them. I smile watching you, and when you are broken and weighed down, I am with you to comfort you. I will always be here to hold you and heal your wounds.

You can trust Me. I love you with My very life. I want you to know that you are wanted. You are loved. You are My girl forever. When I look at you, I just see beauty. Lift up your head, My child, and walk with Me. I have glorious things to show you. I have a good plan for your life. Let Me lead you, and you will see. Look around at all the love messages I send you today - in your child's eyes and snuggles, your friend's message, the deep blue sky - Love is all around you. Let me fill your heart with Love today.

Love your Creator Daddy,

Thank you, Daddy, thank you. You make me cry because You really do love me and want good for me. I love You too - so much. I want to follow You. Thank You for carrying me so much of my life, and giving me joy in the midst of pain. You are so good to me, and I don't deserve it, but You gave all anyways. Help me believe Your words, and not lies. Help me see with Your eyes. Thank You for breaking through to me so many times. Thank You for making Your home in me and never getting tired of hearing from me. Your Love changes me.

I am Yours forever,
Love with all my heart,

Your Beloved Daughter

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Prayer from my Heart

Dear Daddy,

One of the biggest things I struggle with is worth. I just have a hard time believing that I’m worth it. I want to go Home. I struggle because even though I know people really do love me, I feel so alone. When I get close to someone, I fear they’ll leave me. I don’t want to be afraid of being left anymore. God, why do I fear this so bad?

Help me know that You will never leave me nor forsake me. Help me know that I am loved just as I am, and I don’t have to get it right for Your approval. Help me know that You really do want me - You already proved that by making a way for me to be close to You through the sacrifice of Your Beloved Son.

You like to hear from me. You like to spend time with me. You want me to be close to You, and You want to be close to me. I don’t annoy You with all my questions and doubts. You totally get that, and You are more than eager to help me SEE You in everything, and hear Your Voice. You never tire in Your pursuit of me. You pursue me with a passionate Love for You are Love. You don’t get impatient with me. You truly take delight in me in all my mess. You don’t see mess, You see beauty. You see me as Your Beloved Daughter and You want me to enjoy life. You love to give me good gifts. Help me to receive all of Your gifts with open palms and unclenched fists.


Your Beloved Girl in Jesus’ Precious Name,