I’m an industrious woman, a list maker and scheduler. Instinctively, when this concept of Belovedness kept popping up everywhere, dancing in my peripheral vision, I wanted to know what I could do to make it stick. I could see the hole in my understanding of who and Whose I am, but my natural approach was to plug it with activity.
That’s why Emily, with her book Grace for the Good Girl, has my number. God’s Love and grace are entwined together, free gifts I cannot earn and cannot lose. God loves me too much to leave me addicted to my own good performance and my white knuckled anxiety about it and call it Belovedness.
It is “BE-loved” not “DO-loved.” Somehow this is a matter of turning off the scoreboard, putting away my hoops to jump through, and resting in it.