2016 SPRING VIRTUAL RETREAT
How many times have you felt like you don’t measure up? You look in the mirror and feel empty and worthless? Maybe you’re hoping the next big thing will make you feel complete? Maybe if you get that job, or read that book, or go on that vacation - you will feel full, loved and cherished? Author Henri Nouwen said “I kept running around in large or small circles, always looking for someone or something able to convince me of my Belovedness”.
As moms, we do so much for everyone around us. We love until our tank is dried up. At the end of the day, we are drained and maxed out. Then we run in circles, looking in every direction seeking a place to feel loved. This is not a modern day “mirror mirror on the wall”. You already are the fairest in His eyes. You measure up. No matter what you’ve done, no matter where you’ve been.
God's love is right there in front of you -- offered for free -- you just have to accept it. To choose to be cherished goes against everything the world tells us. When we learn to fully take in the love that God has for us, we are able to pour that love out to our families and those around us. What a radical shift in the way we think, imagine the impact this love could have on us if we fully took it in. If we chose to listen to that still small voice that whispers, “you are my beloved, I find favor with YOU”.
We invite you to fill your tank with God’s abundant love. To hear the truth that you are loved, you are cherished, you are His beloved. To make that shift in the way we look in the mirror and look at those around us. Diving head first into his love and filling our heart with the truth that we are deeply loved.