Love by Design

“But the man who loves God is known by God.” – I Corinthians 8:3

God knows each of us, down to the most minute details.  As we learn to love Him, the recognition of being known by Him becomes all the more meaningful.

There is no greater relational treasure than being known, and in turn, loved in spite of it.  When we are known, all of us – the good, the bad and the ugly, and loved anyway, it is a treasure to which we cling.

Spouses, children, siblings, friends – all have but a fraction of God’s capacity to know and care for us unconditionally.  We value the blessings of our closeness to others because it is a hint of God’s love, made tangible.  However, we must seek first, the capacity to truly love God with our lives.  For it is only by His love, that we are able to love others as He has designed.  His love forgives and keeps no record of wrongs.  He blesses, without expectation of something in return.  He is the only perfect example of both Father and Friend.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have created us to be relational.  Help us to invest all that we are in our relationship with You.  As we grow in You, may we walk out Your ways in our earthly relationships too.  Thank You that You first loved us, so that we may learn to love like You.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

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