“We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 (CEB)
This has been an important verse in my life for a number of reasons. It was my and Kiersten’s wedding verse, really becoming our family verse. The reason we chose it is this simple truth: our marriage, our family, our ministry does not exist without God first moving. We get caught up in a culture that says, “you need to do something in order for X, Y, Z.” With God, it is completely the opposite. God says, “I love you enough that I worked ahead of you”. We then get the opportunity to respond to what God has done. The challenge in that? We respond no matter what we do. Something I hope you’ll consider this week is this: How does my life reflect God’s love, what’s my response?