Every now and then one of my boys will accuse the other of doing something; either one pinched or kicked the other, or hid something belonging to the other. Usually my oldest is the one who does the deed and the younger reports on him. Whenever I reprimand him, his response usually is “mom, how do you even know I did it?”. I almost always reply “I know you Joseph!”.
God knows you too. He knows you in a way that only He can. He knew you before you were conceived, He chose you before the foundations of the earth. He knew all the crazy things you would do before you were born. He knows you more than you know yourself or will ever know yourself. He knows your thoughts even before you think them, your good, bad and very bad thoughts too. The coolest thing about all of this is that He knows you so intimately and yet loves you so unconditionally and so unreservedly. No questions asked. How cool is that?
Sometimes you do not want to have anything to do with someone because you know him or her very well. God does not operate like that; He still wants to engage us, wants to build an intimate relationship with us and invites us to love Him back. He knows that unlike Him our love is not so perfect; that sometimes it is conditioned on what He has or has not done for us but He longs for our love anyway!
You may not like yourself so much because you know you, but know that God knows you more and still loves you! Romans 8:38 says nothing [including you] can separate us from the love of God; it is too high, too deep and too wide to be changed by YOU!! Let this put a smile on your face today and well, always.
Love, Lady Monica ❤