Tonight our predominate conversation was about how we hate ourselves. How we beat ourselves up. We unnecessarily carry guilt and shame and we don't fully accept the love of God. Just in case, you missed it the first time. The verse that God gave us at the end of the night for us to focus on tomorrow was "Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs."
We are so busy hating ourselves that we can't see that we are worthy of real love! We are worthy because Christ said we were. As broken as we are, he loved us so much and he thought us worthy enough to lay down his own life so that we might live!
We have got to stop beating ourselves up in the mirror and begin to allow the love of God to penetrate our souls so deeply that we can't help but being in love with ourselves and what he is doing inside of us. LOVE IS THE ANSWER!!!