"Learning to Love" devotional | What you need to know...

Updated: Jan 10


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We're just 2 DAYS away from the release of "28 Days of Learning to Love"!! I'm pleasantly surprised that everyone is just as excited about it as I am. But this may be a bigger deal than even I expected it to be....


"Love" is often a word we throw around flippantly with little knowledge of what it truly means. God spoke to me at the beginning of last month, telling me why our modern-day relationships are failing.



He told me that...

-we can't love others because we don't love ourselves

-we don't love ourselves because we don't love Him

-we don't love Him because we don't realize the purpose He created us for

-what we think we know about relationships is actually causing damage and pain to others

- we have no clue that we are clueless to any of these things so instead of working on them, we perpetuate them



"Wow... Okay God. So what do we do??"


He told me to use the month that houses "Love Day" to help restore love back to it's original condition. Now I don't pretend to know everything about love, so I began fasting and praying that God used me as his pen, transcribing what He wanted us to know.


He had me break it down into four 7-day segments- the love of God, loving ourselves, loving others, and the love of our purpose. This isn't the end-all be-all of love education, but it's definitely a start in the right direction. About halfway through building the content for this devotional, He called this something that (I can't lie) scared me a little bit- He called it "a movement."



"Oh Jesus! Really?!" He's very wise, telling me in the middle of the process. Had He mentioned this word at the beginning, the fear of it might have distracted me from even starting.


So as you can now see, this devotional is bigger than having something cute to do every morning. If taken seriously, it's going to cause a shift that changes the course of your entire life for the better.


Knowing this, I wanted to give you a few tips to help you make the most of it. I mean, who wants to miss out on a movement?? So here are some suggestions before starting the devotional:


1. Choose a time and stick to it.

I wrote this devotional with the intention of it being done in the morning, but choose a daily window of time that works best for your specific schedule and make it a non-negotiable part of your day. Choose a quiet time where you can give it your full attention and receive what God is trying to communicate to you through it.


2. Print it out.

This will be something you want to keep. I'm not sure if God will lead me to do this again next year, or ever. So if I were you, I would preserve this. Find a cute notebook, or even customize one to your liking, and turn these pages into a booklet just for you! I would even use clear sheet protectors (organization is my "thing") and print an extra copy of the Reflection pages to keep on file so that you can go through this devotional in the Februaries to come! How cool would it be to see how your love journey develops over the years?! This won't be something you master once and for all- a love journey develops over your lifetime.



3. Save the "Reflection Page" for the end of your day.

The reflection pages are strictly for you. If you want to answer the reflection questions, great! But it’s really just a place for you to record and sort out your thoughts. To reflect means to think back on something. The idea is to do the devotion, action step, prayer, and affirmation at the beginning/ throughout the day and finish off the day reflecting on those things. But again, do what works best for you and your schedule. The important thing is that you stay consistent.



4. Save the “Love Worship” playlist on my YouTube channel.

Some of the daily devotions reminded me of certain songs as I was writing them, so you will notice that some of them will have a "Song Suggestion." Every song that I suggest is already on the playlist I've created on my YouTube channel, as well as other songs I often listen to during my devotion time. Subscribe to my channel so that you will have quick access to it every day as you go through this devotional.



5. Don't just "read" the prayers

The most powerful things you can say are the Words of God. The prayers included in the devotions are inspired by the Holy Spirit and backed up by the Word of God. Don't just speed through them and keep it moving. Take your time with these prayers. They...are... POWERFUL and will cause a shift in your mind, your heart, and even your day!


The word says to both believe in your heart and confess with your mouth. Speak them aloud and put some faith behind the words you are reading! Be intentional about believing what you’re saying and be careful not to cancel out your words of faith by continuing to speak and believe in fear.


I hope these suggestions help you and I hope you are really able to reap the full benefits of this resource. It will only be what you make of it. It's literally been changing my entire perspective just in the time that I've been creating it so I know that it will be a blessing to your life!!


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