Love Does

“God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, ‘Let’s go do that together.’”

-Bob Goff, Love Does

Grayson surprised me with Love Does on a random afternoon when I was in college. I had mentioned that I wanted to read it and he (in typical, thoughtful Grayson-fashion) had remembered. I was delighted with the book and couldn’t wait to read it, but I had no idea how bits and pieces of it would stick with me long after I turned the last page. It is so dense, yet easy to read, so impactful, yet so simple, and so full of truth that you just want to soak it all in like a sponge. I couldn’t put it down. Needless to say, if you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it.

The quote above has been on my mind lately, especially now that I find myself in a time of waiting and suspense, as the unknowns of motherhood creep closer and closer with each and every day that passes. Ever since I was a little girl, I knew that God created me to be a Momma. I’ve known for as long as I can remember that only becoming a Momma would feed that deep, indescribable need of my soul and allow me to fully experience the richness of the world He made. I think Goff’s words portray the softest side of Jesus, when he says that He leans over us and whispers. Wow. Just think about that for a second. The same God who created the massive ocean, the moon and stars, the breathtakingly beautiful mountains… He cares about you. In fact, not only does He care about you, He cares about what sets your soul on fire.

He wants to sit in the quiet places with you, He wants to walk beside you, He wants to run head first into adventures with you. His gentleness is unmatched. His faithfulness is unwavering. His grace is more than enough.

So, what is it that He’s made you to love? What is it that captures your attention? What feeds that deep indescribable need of your soul to experience the richness of the world He made? 

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