Thursday, June 26, 2008

Love sweet love

I just finished reading
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
By John and Stasi Eldredge
I would first recommend that everyone read it. Read it for yourself, don’t read it because I am recommending it, but truly read it to see if it speaks to your heart. There are a lot of great books out there and some of them speak to my heart and some don’t. This book spoke to me in some big ways, and confirmed some questions I have had of God. As women we are created in the image of God, however He did not create us all the same, so this book will not touch us all the same. I will stress to read this strictly for what it is, and that is a book written by Christian authors, and it is not the Word of God. I do believe that when I seek to hear from my God, He is powerful enough to use any resource or person to speak to me.

God is the creator of an ultimate love story. I desire to be loved and to love. And dear women we have the honor of taking a special role in His story. His reason for creating us was to have a relationship with us. In this relationship we will be loved, sought after, and found!

Once I realize just how much He loves me, then I will be able to truly love.

This is how God showed his love among us; He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:9-12


Linda said...

Nichole, you totally flew through that book! I'm amazed. I'm glad you got some good stuff out of it. love you tons!!

ThreeGirlyGirls said...

I loved that book too!! And girl, if you loved that book, you would totally love Angela Thomas's book, Do you Think I'm Beautiful. It's the same in-depth soul book. I'm getting ready to do the bible study at my church. It's awesome!

Have a great weekend!