Spoken from the Heart: Blessed by His Love was published in November 2014. It was written as I was beginning to deepen my relationship with God and God was teaching me what it meant to be unconditionally loved by Him.
For the majority of my life, I pictured God as a Judge sitting up in Heaven waiting to punish me for every infraction, big or small, that I committed.
Even though I knew I was saved by my relationship with Christ, not anything I’ve done but all that He’s done, I still struggled with works versus grace.
God loved me enough to show me His unconditional love … and to help me begin the process of taking it from head knowledge to cementing it in my heart.
When I’m having a particularly difficult day, the ugly “works” mentality will rear its ugly head, but I’m quicker now than I was in 2014 to recognize the lie and replace it with God’s truth.
The picture we used for the cover of Spoken from the Heart: Blessed by His Love has a sunbeam shining down. That’s significant because when our kids were little, whenever we would see a sunbeam we would say, “Jesus hug.” I still can’t see a sunbeam without thinking God’s sending a hug down from heaven for me (or us).
If you, like me, ever struggle with whether or not God truly loves you, or what it means to be unconditionally loved by our Heavenly Father, maybe this book will offer encourage to you as well.
Do you have a cute nickname for sunbeams? Please share by hitting reply. I’d love to continue this conversation with you.