Journal Entry ~ 04/25/18

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. - 1 John 4:7-8

What a desolate world this is apart from the great warmth of love. How empty life would be if we did not know love. God alone is the source of love, the only kind of love that truly satisfies, the only kind that meets the hunger of our hearts. 

We spend so much time looking for His love in the wrong places - in things, in other people - and, as a result, we spend a great deal of time disappointed and hurt. God created each of us with a deep desire to be loved - that is why we spend so much energy searching for love, that is why our expectations that others satisfy our needs is so great. And when those things or those people fail to meet our expectations, we end up deeply discouraged. We’re looking for the wrong thing to fill our hearts. 

He alone satisfies our heart. He created us with a deep desire to be loved that can only be satisfied by Him. But it doesn't stop there - we are called to be a demonstration of His love to the people on our lives - not just a demonstration when it's easy, but an abundant demonstration even when it's most difficult. The most beautiful part of this plan is how great we feel His love as we demonstrate love when it is most difficult. 

Press on, ladies ~ you are loved ❤️


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