Feb 8 - Beloved
Do you have any idea how loved you are!? The fact that you're alive today means that God, the Creator of this universe has a plan for YOUR life.
I like to look at the stars at night & reflect on how small it makes me feel in such a big universe. Then I realize: the fact that God loves me so intimately, so dearly, so passionately, means I am not small in His eyes.
All my years of partying, intentional rebellion, and ignoring God's call on my life didn't erase His love for me. I used to wish I could die - that I never even existed. And now I'm just so thankful to exist. What a wild transition. It gives me chills to think about how wildly He must really love me.
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58
"God, thank you for choosing me. Thank you for never giving up on me, even though I gave up on You. I pray that You would ignite the same passion in me, and that you would set my heart toward You today. Please surround me with your love, and guide my every move. I turn my will over to you - all my selfish desires, my thoughts, my worries - they're yours, Lord. Please take my alcoholism and keep me sober today. Amen."