You Are My Sunshine

See what great love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children—and we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know him.

He brought me to the banquet hall, and he looked on me with love.
-1 John 3:1, Song of Solomon 2:4

Loving is what life is about.  Being loved by God, loving God back, and then loving other people.  Every day starts in my life with God loves me.

God loves me no matter what.  When I am feeling like a failure, I feel God's love.  And when I step into  pride, I step out of feeling the love.

When I wake up, my first sense is that I am loved by God.  God loving me unconditionally is my life.

I know that God is especially fond of me and am astonished by the thought.  The way that parents cherish children, when they look at them and watch them.  I know God is that way with me.

That is the life I was designed to live, being loved and watched over.  My every thought and idea should spring from that love.  From knowing God is like that toward me, I relate to God.

My identity is shaped by God's love.  And from that place, I ask questions, make plans, and dream.

Being a child, I constantly ask questions and trust.  And I usually don't get an answer or don't understand the answer.  But I always trust.

I am always bursting with questions and being encouraged to trust.

Children live in wonder, curiosity, and trust.  Children also forgive and don't hold grudges.  And children are not perfectionists.

The one who is loved can do great things, achieve, and work hard, without perfectionism and without shame.

The basis for life is that God loves me.  If I forsake that or turn my back on God and live like that is not true, then I get myself in trouble.  And all the while, God still loves me.