Many believers carry around a nagging sense of worthlessness. I think the enemy of our souls must relish and fuel such thoughts. In contrast, the Scripture reveals the great value God places upon us: we were on His mind in eternity past; from the point of creation, He has lavished upon His extravagant love, making us the object of His affection and attention. His truth counteracts the lies that so easily steal our joy. –Nancy Leigh DeMoss

God has lavished on me His extravagant love, making me the object of His affection and attention. The enemy of our souls is always prowling about like  a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)

In order to believe the great truths of God’s Word I need to know what He has said. I need to be vigilant and self-controlled. On our guard against the schemes and power of the evil one.

One area I think the devil works over time is in his scheming, especially my female friends,  is believing I am not loved. I hear this a lot
I feel…___________________
rather than I know.
I know Rob loves me because I have spent 32 years with him, almost 27 married. We have been together day in and day out, I know him, he knows me.
It is a choice I made many years ago to know him.
And the choice is the same with the lover of our souls. Do I choose to spend time with Jesus day in and day? Am I choosing to know God my Father in the same way I know my best-friend? my spouse? my children?
With the abundance of tools available today there are so many ways to know. 
For who has known the mind of the Lord, that He will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
O satisfy us in the morning with Your loving-kindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 91:14
God formed you, weaving you in your mother’s womb and you were not hidden from Him even when He was making you in secret. All your days have been written in His book and all your days have been ordained by Him. His thoughts towards you are precious and vast, if those thoughts God has towards you were to be counted they would outnumber the sand. When you wake up He is still thinking about you. Psalm 139:13-19
O how God loves!!

Will you choose to believe what you (or others) feel about yourself or what God says about you? N L DeMoss

One young mom’s choice.