I HEART YOU ALL! Did you know that? That is right, I am secretly [or maybe not so secretly] fully obsessed with each of you. WHY? Because you are each so unique + wonderful + lovely that it makes my heart SING to know that you want to follow along with my journeys here at Madly Mignon! Ironically, this amazing top from Tanapama looks like a heart shaped top, SO there’s that too. Ha!

Today I just want to take a moment to let you loves know that you are so wonderfully loved. Lately, I have been struggling with battling some feelings of being low + downtrodden…. this happens to us all, it is true. But at the same time, thankfully I always allow my mind to come back to the ultimate wellspring of my LIFE + source of all my LOVE: JESUS! My favorite, oh-so powerful verse to read when I am feeling down is in Ephesians 3:

“…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19

I feel like I can let out a huge SIGH when I read the above message. Read it again if you can + try to take in every.single.word as you do. Let each word simmer + have weight. I have highlighted some KEY words I think we should all focus on + take FULLY into consideration as we learn how much we need to grasps God’s love daily, especially when we are feeling down.

Let’s take a look at some of these highlighted words, shall we?

The best part about God’s love is that we don’t have to earn it. Instead, it is FREELY given. In fact, we are rooted + established in it. Rooted meaning it is our baseline, + it is where we take a firm hold. Dictionary.com defines rooted as a means to implant or deeply establish. I just love that! Just like a root forms underground over time, + supports the entire plant under the surface… that is just as God’s love supports, + grounds our entire being.

We are also established in God’s love, meaning we were created IN IT.  Dictionary.com defines established as to bring into BEING on a firm basis. That’s right, God’s love was brought to our very being right from the start! WOW. Just wow.

The next part of this verse talks about how GRANDIOSE the love of Christ really is. I mean… really, really, reallyyyyyyy grand. Ephesians describes it as long + high + deep + wide. All of this to say, we sometimes don’t allow our minds to think like this, but Christ’s love TRULY is grander than our tiny human brains can ever imagine. When we feel so down on ourselves that we don’t feel deserving of love, we HAVE to come back to the thought that God’s love is so ALL encompassing + GRAND that it wraps us up in a warm cozy blanket, even when we don’t think it is possible. His love “surpasses knowledge” as it says in Ephesians.

Allow your hearts to feel the grandiose, all encompassing love of Jesus, + KNOW deep down in your spirit that it is greater than anything you could ever imagine. 

If we do ALL of this together [because we are on mission together don’t you forget!] we can finally at last be filled with the FULLNESS of God. His love can overflow in our hearts SO much that when the rest of the world comes to battle with their rejections or their lies about your self-worth, or their attacks on your spirit, we are already so prepared for it all because we have the FULLNESS, WHOLENESS, + COMPLETENESS of God’s love to fall back on.

Come on now, let’s go conquer this day… + every day, loves!

Top: Tanapama | Pants: Zara [very old, similar here] | Shoes: Zara [very similar here] | Earrings: Baublebar

Photos by Kat Hennessey

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