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RUN/REST Day 34

When you know how deeply you are loved, it’s easier to slow down and rest.

📖 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗: John 15:9

👓 𝗢𝗕𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗘

You are loved. That’s the truth. In the same way God the Father loves Jesus the Son, that’s how Jesus loves you. When you think about how loved you are by God, how does that change your perspective of yourself? Do you feel like you still need to earn love and approval from others? Is God’s love enough for you?

✅ 𝗔𝗣𝗣𝗟𝗬

Jesus tells us that he loves us and reminds us to stay connected to him. You don’t have to work tirelessly to prove yourself, to be the best, or prove you're not a failure. You are loved. Even if failure happens, and it will, Jesus’ love will not fail you. Are you aiming for the perfect grade point average? Are you working hard to get the spot on the A-team in basketball? Is there someone who’s approval and love that you are trying to earn? Thank Jesus for his love for you either through a silent prayer, a written prayer, or a prayer you pray out loud. Thank God that the approval and love you are fighting for has already been given to you. Ask him to help you stop fighting for that love and to simply receive it.


BY APRIL WAHL | GROW