Wednesday, August 5

2 Corinthians 5:11-15

I have a friend who loves to write as much as I do. We support one another in our passion for telling stories by sharing our writings weekly. We cheer each other on with encouragement and provide a safe space for honest conversation. 

We write everything from prayers and poems to the lessons we’re learning about life and faith. Something about being known by this friend allows me to write more honestly. We’ve created a safe space to trust each other with our most sacred stories. Together, we are becoming better writers, storytellers, and friends. 

If I can be this open with a friend, how much more can I open myself up to God? Through relationships with friends and family, I get a glimpse of God’s love for me. A love that values me for who I am: God’s beloved child. We are well known by God, who is familiar with all of our desires, wants, beliefs, and doubts. And we are loved beyond measure. Christ lovingly urges us to know the saving grace found in him and to see others as equally loved and valued. Through prayer, study, and worship we can know better the God found in Jesus Christ. We can then share our hearts with God. And through our relationships we can encourage others in their faith as well as our own. 

Consider

Spend some time today sharing your deepest dreams and hopes with God.

Pray

Gracious God, thank you for knowing me and loving me. Amen.

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