Chelsea Crockett

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5 Ways to Love like God Does

Love is difficult to understand. We feel it, we see it, and we even dream about it. Love doesn’t always have to be the kind we see in movies. Love…

Love is difficult to understand. We feel it, we see it, and we even dream about it.

Love doesn’t always have to be the kind we see in movies. Love can be as simple as extending it to your friends and the people around you. Loving others well is something I think we can all get a little better at!

Worldly love is no match against godly love. The Bible talks about this perfect love that God gives to us, and tells us how we too can show this kind of love to other people. The world could always use a little more love, don’t you think?

  1. Love without fear.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18

If we let fear be a boundary, then we’ll never be able to give ourselves fully to others. Love can oftentimes come with pain, sadness, and regret, but if we focus on the “what ifs” then fear will always consume us.

  1. Love selflessly.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

Selflessness is a learned trait. Our natural instinct is to put ourselves first, but it takes a conscious effort to care for the needs of others before our own. When we love without the thought of getting something in return, people take notice. It’s a quality that people forget about, but it multiplies beyond measure.

  1. Love your enemies.

’But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you…’” – Luke 6:27

Real strength comes from loving those who are hard to love. It’s easy to show love and kindness to your friends or family, but when’s the last time you extended it to someone that has done wrong to you in the past?

  1. Love through forgiveness.

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs.” – Proverbs 10:12

Forgiveness is a hard concept. How do we forgive someone who maybe doesn’t deserve it? It’s hard to show forgiveness and mercy in times that we least want to, but we have to remember who God is and what he’s done for us. His grace and mercy covers all our sins when we especially don’t deserve it, so we should have the same mindset toward others!

  1. Love sincerely.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:9-10

It’s important to be real, open, honest, and genuine toward others. This builds trust between two people and makes a relationship that much stronger. Learn to love others with a genuine heart, and people will feel the love of God through you!

Make a conscious effort of loving people just as the way God loves us. Once again, the world could always use a little more love!

– Chelsea

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My Sin Is Great, Your Love is Greater

We live in such a sinful world that we don’t even think about the sin surrounding us daily. Sin is such a part of our lives that half the time…

We live in such a sinful world that we don’t even think about the sin surrounding us daily. Sin is such a part of our lives that half the time we don’t even realize we’re doing anything wrong in the first place.

Think of the last time you gossiped or got angry with someone. You probably didn’t even consciously think about the fact that you could be sinning by doing so.

Although we’re not perfect, Jesus has given us the free, undeserving gift of forgiveness and mercy. We are sinful people living in a sinful world, yet there is so much love and grace in store for us.

There’s a song called What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong Worship and there’s a line that I fell in love with the first time I heard it. The lyric says, “my sin was great, your love was greater,” and that has always stuck with me since I heard it. We often get so wrapped up in our own sin that we forget how powerful the love of God is.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Once you’ve been redeemed by Christ, you are no longer drowning in sin. You’re a new creation, made pure and perfect in his sight. We oftentimes beat ourselves up for the sins we’ve committed. I know I do at least! But knowing that I am forgiven and made blameless in his sight gives me the hope I need for the days to come.

Psalm 103:12 says, “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

Think about the significance of this verse. The east to the west is never ending. It goes on and on and never stops. God removes our sins from us and never thinks of them again. In Micah 7:19, it says, “You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.” To think our Heavenly Father forgets the wrongs we’ve done against him is amazing and something we are so undeserving of.

It’s natural to feel regret and pain for the things we’ve done in our life, but we can’t forget who our creator is. His love is so big and so wide, and he wants us to know the depth of his mercy and forgiveness.

If we don’t think God truly forgives us for what we’ve done in the past, then we don’t know who God is at all. Have faith and dive deeper into what is character really is. He is merciful, loving, caring, and perfect in all that he is.

I’ll leave you with a quote I found that gave me a peace over my heart. It says, “God is not waiting to love you until you have overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. He loves you today with a full understanding of your struggles” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf.

Write this on your mirror, make this your phone background, put it on a sticky note on your dashboard. Read it and believe it. God’s love overcomes all sin, today and every day!

– Chelsea

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God Will Never Stop Loving You

I am going to admit it, sometimes I feel downright unlovable. I mess up, make mistakes, I say the wrong things, and in the end it can make me feel…

I am going to admit it, sometimes I feel downright unlovable. I mess up, make mistakes, I say the wrong things, and in the end it can make me feel like I do not deserve the love of the ones I care about. Human relationships and feelings of love can fade or disappear over time. Luckily, God’s word reminds us that He will never stop loving us.

1 Timothy 1:15-16 is an awesome reminder that no one is unlovable. “What I say is true and all the world should receive it. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners from their sin and I am the worst sinner. And yet God had loving-kindness for me. Jesus Christ used me to show how long He will wait for even the worst sinners. In that way, others will know they can have life that lasts forever also.” God loves everyone the same, whether a saint or a sinner, whether a prisoner or a preacher. No matter how many times you sin, God’s mercy is never ending, and as many times as you ask for forgiveness, He will give it to you every time.

Jesus created you and knows your name. You are His, so how could He stop loving you? He knows our happiness, our struggles, our fears and our dreams. You matter to God that much. He made each of us as a unique person and wants to have a relationship with us. When you think of Him that way, it helps you understand that He will always love you.

God loved you even before Jesus died on the cross for you. That is what John 3:16 tells us. Even in our failure, God is full of love for us. Think about His sacrifice, watching His son die on the cross for your sin. To understand His love for you just imagine a father sacrificing his son so that you could be saved. That is the greatest love of all. Ephesians 2:4-6 is a great description of this, saying “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ and raised us up together with Him and seated us together with Him in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus.”

We can also be sure of God’s love. He loves us now and will love us for all of eternity. But what if you fail? Sometimes you feel as though God has lost His love for you. When we disobey or sin, He does not stop loving us. But, when we sin, our fellowship with Him is interrupted. All we have to do to reconnect is confess our sin.

In the middle of your crazy life, when you feel disconnected or unloved, God loves you. This will never ever change.

 

Chels

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Life Lessons From Psalm 93:4

Psalm 93:4 says “Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you.” What an incredible visual. When you gaze at waves on the ocean, you can see…

Psalm 93:4 says “Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you.”

What an incredible visual. When you gaze at waves on the ocean, you can see just how powerful waves are as they rumble to the shore. That’s why this verse is so meaningful to me. It says that God’s love for us is mightier than the waves on the sea. No one on this earth will love you like that. If you are feeling lonely, sad, misunderstood, or unloved, I think this is a great verse to study. Next time you are at the ocean, take a minute to admire the strength of the waves and remember that God’s love for you is even mightier.

 

XOXO, Chels

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