As I continue working through the signs of love, today my eyes fall on the word “acceptance.”
My eyes also fall on the clock and I see where if I don’t get my giddy-up on I will have to accept another race against time to get to work with a measure of punctuality, so I will not be overthinking this one today.
I often remind myself that I have the capacity to love because God first loved me.
Let me tell you, I am not the easiest person to love.
I am quirky and stubborn and prone to selfishness.
My enneagram is a solid four…with close ties to other numbers that are polar opposite to that.
Every single personality test I take is about a 50-50 split between two completely divergent types.
And none of that was weighed into why God loves me.
He loves me because He IS love.
He is perfect love and love perfected.
He couldn’t love me more if I was the person I long to be and He doesn’t love me less for the person I have regretted being.
His perfect love casts out my fear.
His perfect love overcomes my doubt.
His perfect love eradicated my sin problem.
His perfect love enables me to love others and myself.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
You are loved <3
“Give them obvious signs of love — such as mercy, forgiveness, patience, generosity of heart, acceptance, and encouragement…” page 36; Stormie Omartian, Power of a Praying Grandparent. Harvest House Publishers, 2016.