Worship Wednesday ~ God's Lavish Love



See what great love the Father has lavished on us, 
that we should be called children of God! 
And that is what we are!
(1 John 3:1a, NIV)

I have a tendency to be really hard on myself when I feel like I have failed at something. This is a verse I return to often because it reminds me to be more gentle and forgiving of my own flaws and failures. God doesn't just love us a little bit... His love for us is LAVISH (sumptuously rich, opulent, splendid, extravagant). Wow! What a precious gift it is to be His child. 

This can be a difficult time of year during the school year. Standardized tests approach in the near future or are already happening. Spring conferences. Report cards. Not enough time to do entirely too much. It's exhausting! Wherever you are in your journey, whatever you are struggling with (personal or professional)... I pray that you feel God's LAVISH love embrace you this week and give you strength to finish the race.

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Now it's YOUR turn! 
  1. Write a blog post that includes a scripture, song, or experience that has stirred your faith this week. Be sure to use the image above in your post and link specifically to this post from your own blog. 
  2. Join the link up below. 
  3. Leave a comment on at least 2 people before you in the link-up.
This link up will go live every Wednesday. (I am doing this to challenge myself to stay in the Word even though the school year is always super busy!) Feel free to join in as often as you would like!

7 comments

  1. We are so lucky that God accepts us how we are and allows us to rest and recharge in his strength and mercies. Have a great day Beth!

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  2. Praying for you as you are under stress during this season of life! It is a tough time to be a teacher, but you are so right! He loves us for who we are and meets us where we are.

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    1. Thank you, Meghan! I swear... a lot of my stress is self-induced! I really need to do a better job of discerning what is most important and let the rest go.

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  3. GOD loves you :) And all of us! Thanks again for hosting, I just love Wednesdays :D Love ya girl!

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad you find this linky encouraging!

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