God Adores You!

He’s not thinking about what you did wrong; He's thinking about what you did right!

Posted in , Feb 13, 2015

Michelle and her adored daughter, Abby.

Recently, a friend of mine messaged me on Facebook and said, “I just have to tell you–Abby is so awesome. She has blessed my daughter so much.”

She went on to share how Abby had worked with her daughter for several hours, teaching her a cheer for cheerleading tryouts and encouraging her every step of the way. And, when my friend tried to pay Abby for her time, Ab wouldn’t accept it.

Abby in her cheerleading outfit.My friend ended her message, saying: “Abby is beautiful inside and out, and such a great role model for my daughter. Thanks for sharing her with us.”

Of course, as Abby’s mom, I was thrilled to hear such wonderful comments about my daughter. I’ve always believed she was gorgeous inside and out, but it’s really nice to know that others agree with me.

She really is a good girl.

I am proud of both of my daughters. I see their special talents and gifts, and I see how important they are to our family and the family of God. Sure, there are some areas where they could improve but those improvements wouldn’t make me love them more than I already do, because I just flat adore them.

When I look at Abby and Ally, I can’t help but see them as precious gifts. The Scriptures tell us that children are a gift from God, and I can say “Amen” to that truth.

I’m sure you feel the same way about your kiddos.

Well, guess Who else feels that way?

Our Heavenly Father.

I think sometimes we forget that God is our Heavenly Father and that we are His precious children. We are the very seed of God! We were birthed out of God when He made us in His own image and breathed life into us. He is our Abba Father. He says that we are the apple of His eye.

In fact, He loves us so much that we are constantly on His mind. That’s what it means when it says in the Scriptures that God is mindful of us:

When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? (Psalm 8:3-4, NIV)

Dictionary.com defines “mindful” as attentive, so we might say that God has “an attentive kind of love” for us. He doesn’t just love us, He loves us so much that He can’t stop thinking about us.

When you truly grasp those truths, they will forever change you. You won’t be able to feel badly about yourself ever again because you will have an assurance that you are adored and wanted and loved by the Creator of the Universe.

Ponder that for a moment–Almighty God is thinking about you right now. What do you believe He is thinking about you? Is He thinking about your mistakes, your failures, your shortcomings?

No, God’s thoughts toward you are good! He’s not thinking about what you did wrong; He’s thinking about what you did right! He is thinking about how far you’ve come and how much more He has in store for you.

If you’re a parent, you have probably looked at your children and thought, “You’ve got your whole life before you. You are awesome! You have so many good gifts on the inside of you. I can’t wait for you to experience all that God has for you.”

Well, that’s what God is thinking when He looks at you.

He is saying today, “You are awesome! You have so many good gifts inside you. I can’t wait for you to experience all that I have for you.”

Let those truths sink down into your heart and receive His love today.

Pray this with me:

Father, I love You and I am so thankful that You love me, too. Thank You for always being mindful of me and always seeing the best in me. Help me to be mindful of Your unconditional love and to receive it even when I feel unworthy. By faith, I receive Your love today. In the Mighty Name of Your Son, Jesus, Amen.

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