Tuesday, April 27, 2010

He Loves Me: A bit about me

I’d love to take this blog time to talk about a book I’ve just finished reading and tell you a little about myself. The book is entitled He Loves Me by Wayne Jacobsen. Apparently, it’s the book that William Paul Young read prior to writing his landmark book,The Shack. Both books talk about the unending, forever love of God. He Love Me has been like a breath of fresh air for me. I grew up in the church culture of the 1950s and 60s feeling that I had to ‘please’ God. I used to sing with all my heart - ‘Striving to please him in all that I do…”

But I never felt like I pleased him enough. No matter what I tried. If I presented God with a “A” on my ‘report card’, it would be like he would look down from Heaven and say, ‘and why wasn’t that an A+?’

So, that’s my history. And that’s probably why I went into writing. It was my way to try to work things out for myself.

But, over the past few years God has been teaching me new things about himself. And I am learning about his love. I will end with a quote from the book: ‘Jesus didn’t come to start a new religion, he came to break the power of them all, by inviting us to follow him and live in the reality of his love for us.”


Ashley Ludwig said...

I've read The Shack, but never He Loves Me. Thank you for sharing, and nice to have found you Craftie Ladies...

Look forward to getting to know you.


Regina Merrick said...

Thank you so much for sharing, Linda. I also grew up thinking I could never quite measure up. Sometimes it's pushed me to over-achieve, sometimes to not try hard enough, but lately I've just tried to rest in him. I need to get my hands on this book! Thanks again!


Deborah M said...

This sounds much like I have felt during my life. I'm just beginning to learn about God's love for us. Thank you for sharing these thoughts.
Deborah M.