Living as though you are loved by God changes everything. Here I want to create an open space to talk about what it means to live loved. It's as simple as that.
You are greatly loved and nothing you could dream up could ever change that.
The King of the universe loves you. And you are not powerful enough to disqualify yourself from that statement. Knowing that you are loved changes the way you think about yourself, the way you treat others, and the way you see God.
"It's not about you being great, but being greatly loved." -Keenan Clark
You begin to live life as though you have nothing to prove because you know God already proved His love to you on that cross. You begin to see Jesus as a beautiful King who is loving and faithful and kind and true. And you begin to empower those around you instead of competing with them because you don't have to worry about proving yourself worthy of love.
You don't have to search for love because He already saught you out walking in sandals.
Maybe the word love scares you a bit and it's because you don't really know what love is. Maybe you think that there is no way that something called the love of Christ could be this good. Somewhere there's a catch.
You must know this: There are no strings attached to His love for you. There is nothing that you could plan, plot, sceme, or dream up that could ever escape you from this crazy, obsessive love that He has for you. No matter where you're at, the way He thinks about you will not change. The way God sees you and looks at you with a smile on His face never changes because of how you see yourself. No matter how far you feel like you've wandered off, you can always come back because He loves you the same and you can pick up right where you left off.
I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us."
Romans 8:38-39 MSG
You don't have to wiggle yourself back into importance again as if you could ever wiggle yourself out of it. And when you're too ashamed to come back to Jesus, Jesus will come to you. You do not have to earn your way into His love. Nothing that you could do could lessen your importance to Him.
You do not have to "try out" to be loved by God. Sometimes we over- complicate things when in reality God tells us to just be with Him. To just be in His Presence and there we will find true fulfillment.
You're not a human doing. You're a human being. -Keenan Clark
There is nothing you could do to make God stop loving you. And as long as God is God, you do not have to worry about love.
This is what it looks like to live loved.
P.S.- Go give the incredible Keenan Clark a follow on Instagram! @keenanclark_ His messages from Summer Camp XVII spoke directly to my heart. Everything he speaks, he speaks with kindness and compassion and so much love. His heart is golden and he carries the passion and fire of God like no one I've ever seen or had the privilege to meet before. Thank you so much Keenan! Go check out his social media page for powerful quotes and messages! :)