Illuminating Devotionals

Illuminating Devotionals

By: La Donna Chase

One of my favorite books is called When I Loved Myself Enough, by Kim McMillen. I highly recommend this little book to you. Deepak Chopra calls it “A beautiful, simple book that illuminates the important things in life.” I have taken some of Mrs. McMillen’s statements and added Bible versus.

“When I loved myself enough, I came to love being alone surrounded by silence, awed by its spell, listening to inner space.”
“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10a

“When I loved myself enough, I came to know I am worthy of knowing God directly.”
“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord.” Jeremiah 29: 12-14a

“When I loved myself enough, I began to see that desires of the heart do come, and I grew more patient and calm.”
Read Matthew 6:25-34

“When I loved myself enough, I started meditating everyday. This is a profound act of self love.”
“[Jesus] went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.” Matthew 14:23b

“When I loved myself enough, I began to comprehend the complexity, mystery and vastness of my soul.”
“The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.” Psalms 121:7

“When I loved myself enough, I began to feel a divine presence in me and hear its guidance. I am learning to trust this and live from it.”
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

“When I loved myself enough, I became my own authority by listening to the wisdom of my heart. This is how God speaks to me. This is intuition.”
“…I will ask the Father and He will give you another comforter, and he will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit who leads into all truth.” John 14:15-17a

“When I loved myself enough, I learned to say no when I want to and yes when I want to.”
“Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No.'" Matthew 5:37a

“When I loved myself enough, I realized I am never alone.”
“…and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” Matthew 28:20b

“When I loved myself enough, I quit rehashing the past and worrying about the future which keeps me in the present where aliveness lives.”
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life” Matthew 6:25a

Heavenly Father, help each of us, in our own way, begin to love ourselves enough. Let us know, through your word and by listening to the Holy Spirit, that you are always there to help us. Amen.

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