Wonderfully Made: Discover the Identity, Love and Worth You Were Created For

Day 2 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Day 2: You are Made to Know God 



Not only have you been wonderfully made but you’ve also been created to know God and to have a relationship with Him. As a little girl, I always believed in God, but I didn’t know I could have a real and life-giving relationship with Him. It wasn’t until I was eighteen and found myself in a psychiatric hospital depressed and wanting to end my life that I began reading the Bible for the first time. As I poured over the Gospels, I discovered not only was I made by God but I was also created to know God through a personal relationship with Jesus, His Son.


Broken as a girl could be, I saw that Jesus loved the broken and came to offer them hope and healing. I went from believing in God as Creator to recognizing my need for a Savior and finding one in Jesus.


There has never been a moment in your life when you haven’t been loved by the Lord. No matter what you’ve done or how broken you are, you can’t outrun God’s love. Nothing will ever separate us from the love of Christ (Romans 8:38). Our unbelief cannot. Our bad decisions cannot. Our pride and self-sufficiency cannot. You will never escape His love for you. 


Not only are we offered a love we can’t outrun, but we are given an identity that can’t be shaken. As Brennan Manning said, “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion.” In Christ, we discover that we are radically loved without condition, completely forgiven, made to live forever, and never too far gone. 



You are invited to live as His beloved and let it change your life forever.


Reflect



What would it look like to live fully and completely loved by Christ and have a friendship with God?



Prayer


Jesus, Help me to define myself as radically loved by You as I seek You with all my heart. Take my life and make me who You created me to be.