Welcome to the Loved by God Faith Blog Hop! We are so blessed to have you be a part of it. If you arrived from Jessie’s blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to have landed here, go on over to www.mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com so that you can catch the beginning of the hop. In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:
Paper Tree House: http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/ <-- You are here
Carolyn: http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/ <-- Next stop
I have noticed that since we were pretty much created we have an innate need to be loved and desired. There is such a longing in our souls to be called beautiful, adorable, precious, accepted, and loved; and many times we find ourselves living lives of beggars, accepting the pennies people are willing to give. To be loved by man is temporal and it will always leave you thirsty for more. To be loved by God is to find satisfaction and to never thirst again.
This month we want to share with you what it has meant for us to have been “Loved by God”. Every Brave and Precious woman participating in this hop has a beautiful story of how God has shown His love to them in a very personal way. We invite you to hop around and discover the AMAZING ways the Lord chooses to love us, even when we do not deserve it.
The Bible says that there is no greater love than that from one who dies for his friend… and God loves you so much that He sent His only Son to die for you. Take a minute and listen to this song:
Our prayer is that the Lord would open your eyes so that you too can see how God has loved you.
Here is how He has chosen to show me His love:
If you were here for day 1, you would have read that I had a bit of a challenge with this Psalm. There are times that God speaks like a lightening bolt and other times it is a whisper. I had to really listen closely while praying about this Psalm. Have you ever re-read a book several times and gotten something different from it each time? Well, this is what happened this time to me. Upon praying over this Psalm for the 3rd or 4th time, this is the verse that leapt off the page:
"12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you."
This brought me to another personal realization. Darkness is normally a scary thing and had been for me for many a year. Darkness can come in many forms. The actual darkness of night, the darkness of a situation or the darkness of despair. There have been times in my life that God has made his love and care for me evident in certain situations. One of those times occurred in the dark interior of a Church. I was young and feeling very lost during a rough patch in my life. While crying and praying I was filled with such a sense of peace. I knew that it was going to be okay. Just like a child hiding in a dark closet playing hide and seek, I could see that pinhole of light. I am always grateful for that day as it was my first glimpse of how bright it can be with God working in my life. Here is the card that came from this inspiration:
We are doing things a bit different this month. We actually want to have you be a participant with us. If you feel inspired create a project that reflects what the Lord has shown you, write a poem, or simply post about the Love of God in your blog. Then go over towww.mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com to link up your post. We would love to see how the Lord works through you.
For this month alone, there will be no greater gift we can offer you than the love the Lord has awaiting you, so there will be no Grand Prizes. Still you can be blessed by the beautiful RAKS some of the participants have available.
Know that we are praying for you and sure hope to see your creations! Your next stop is the super stupendous Carolyn
Love in Christ,