Saturday, October 20, 2012

day 20: know God {a printable}

Eleven years ago today, before I had fully let Him into my heart, God began teaching me the made-for-each-other kind of love.

Six years ago today, He grew my mother-heart and my knowing of Him as a loving parent when we welcomed our third child, Luke, into our family.

Luke @ a couple months old - the date stamp lies

Today, I'm still learning about His love and how to love Him back with a I-can't-get-enough-of-You kind of love, and not a love that is based out of obligation or fear of making Him mad at me. Believe me, I have a looong way to go in learning this love lesson.

And because I can't of a more clever way of linking those above paragraphs with this next bit (I'm all focused on celebrating an anniversary and a birthday on the same day!), I'll just throw it out there.

It's this:

A printable to sum up the loving God theme for this week. Because I want to know Him so fully that it leaves no room for knowing anything else. The picture is from here. The words I added. And you may print it for your personal use from my Scribd page. (It printed a little darker than it appears on my screen.)  

FYI...the whole loving my enemy thing was a total fail this week. I got about as far as this and then have stayed there this week, learning to love the unlovely moments. But then, if I could learn to love that well in just one week, much less 31 Days, I imagine pride would rear it's ugly head and tell me I was amazing. Which is a total like. Because only He is.

(View all the 31 Days of Deep Love Diving posts here )

This week I'm learning to love God with all my mind and loving my enemy (a.k.a. the people I'd rather not have to deal with). Want to join me? Please click here for this week's challenges.

*Images for the Deep Love Diving banners and buttons were courtesy of this site.


kendal said...

i really love this series, andrea. and today's post is precious. this love? so amazing.

timandlauren said...

Ok, Luke is SO stinkin cute. Seriously. I love him. Also, great printable. I'll have to find somewhere for it!