A Key

I’m still praying, still thinking about this word authentic; what it means to be and live authentically this year.  Perhaps there is more than one key to authentic living but here’s one. Just a thought I had today. 

If I believe GOD loves me based only on what I see Him do or allow to be done, there will be times I will doubt He loves me. But if I believe He loves me based on who HE IS, I will always KNOW He loves me. 

I John 4:16 TLV
So we have come to know and trust in the love that God has for us. God is love.   . .  .      source 

Yes He has love for us but much more importantly HE IS LOVE always and forever. Not something a finite brain can get itself wrapped around but we will . . . someday.  And until then we will learn day by day to trust what we have heard. 

Romans 10:17  (AMPC) 
17 So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).    source