I love myself. I love myself in the way that God made me.
God made me. God fashioned me. He made me in the image of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
~”I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”~~Psalm 139:14, KJV~
I love my two eyes. I love my nose. I love my mouth which out of it speaks the Word of God. I love everything that God made me about me. I am very special to God.
It took me a couple of years for me to see that God loves me. Knowing that God loves me is self-care because it is acknowledging that I am special in the eyes of my Creator. It is acknowledging that I am His cherished princess. It is acknowledging that I am the lovely apple of His eye.
I am a child of God. This I know to be true because of what the Word of God says about me. The Word of God, the Bible, is like a letter from God to me as His daughter. I read it. I soak in what the Word of God says about me. I also acknowledge that everything that the Word of God says to me through this letter is the truth. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for me to have eternal security as a name in Heaven, for His Name’s sake.
~”Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.~”~John 14:6, NIV~
I know that my name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I know that my name is a name that is highly prized in God’s book of my life. Heaven is my eternal Home. I know that I am going to Heaven someday.
Someday, I will walk on Eternity’s shore. Someday, I will walk on the shores of the Kingdom of Heaven. Someday, I will enter into my Heavenly Father’s arms.
God is love. Jesus is a God of agape love. This is also a truth that I hold near and dear to my heart. Jesus is the Lord of my life and also the Lord of love. He is my First Love. Indeed!
~”Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”~~1 John 4:8, NIV~
If I did not love, I would not know God. If I did not love myself, I would not know God. If I did not love my friends or my family, I would not know God. Jesus is my First Love. Jesus will always be my First Love.
Jesus loved me first before my mother. Jesus loved me first before my father. Jesus died for me when I could do nothing to save myself. This is how great the love of God is for me!
And it is with this Truth that I walk in the love of God daily. Jesus is, and was, and is to be my First Love: always and forever. Amen!