Once people who know me well do see those things, the truly good friends began to call those things out of me. Anthony deMello said, "A friend calls forth, creates, a quality that he sees in me."
Abba, May your spirit connect directly with mine! May my spirit truly worship yours! Today I am striving to bask in your love. Not to think about your love and try to feel your love, but to sit and bask in your love. I sit here right now drinking in your love. Your love that calls me your child and sees me as blameless. A love that relates to me in my spirit and not my flesh. I praise you and deeply thank you for loving me in my spirit instead of my flesh.
I swim in the love of my heavenly Father who has loved me despite my flesh and the mistakes and struggles it trips on. You love me because you see through my flesh, my feelings and my facade into my spirit which truly does remain blameless due to the outrageous price you paid for me so long ago.
Today, Abba, I rest in your love that I could NEVER receive from anyone else. I am skinny-dipping in the waters of your love that lavishes me in acceptance, mercy, grace and spiritual pleasure. I am truly drinking in a love I could never return. I long for you to be pleased, and I trip and stumble to make you happy and you still tell me not to compare and measure your love for me in terms of my love for you! I try not to compare my lazy, passive, conditional, emotional, and often theoretical love with your love.
I rest in your love today with the realization that no matter how amazing my wife or daughters' love for me is, it will fail in comparison to yours. That no matter how much my mother loves me, it will tremble at yours. That I CANNOT depend solely on Tonya, Bryleigh, Haddisen, mom, friends, books, or my writing to feel special, loved or valid, but to depend only on your love.
I am taking this moment to really trust in your love for me at my deepest core, to spend a moment claiming my identity as your beloved child, and TRUSTING that enough to believe...BECAUSE of that I am special, loved and valid. I am your child and I am drinking that love in right now. Thank you for loving me, Daddy. I love you and desire you to be happy, and I trust that I truly am special, loved and valid BECAUSE of your love for me.