Journal Entry ~ 04/26/18

8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. - 1 John 4:8-9

God tells us in this passage if we love one another, He will dwell in us, and that His love is perfected in us. His perfect love, not our imperfect love. 

So even though Adam and Eve were the epitome of imperfection, their imperfection was made perfect in their love for one another. No matter how flawed they were, their marriage was created in perfect love because the Master created it and He dwelt within the midst. 

The marriage or the relationships you are in were hand picked by God especially for you. Think about that for a minute. God is sovereign over all - He chose the people you live your life with, from the person you’re married to, to that difficult co-worker. He selected then all for you. And He did it to bring you to a deeper understanding of what perfect love is. We love these people imperfectly, but God loves perfectly. The more we allow His Spirit to dwell in us, the more we are able to love with His perfect love. 

Don’t stress over living up to the fairytale. Your love story, no matter how simple or how elaborate, was designed by God. He created and He perfected it. He wrote it. He even illustrated it and signed his name on your copy. He’s the author and the finisher. He is working to perfect you through your story and show you His perfect love. 

Press on, ladies ~ you are loved 💗


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