Do you ever get attached to a word?
The way words are used interest me, like hangry (when you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both), steward (manage or look after), or beloved (greatly loved; dear to the heart).
The first time I heard “beloved” used out of Bible content was during a Bible study. I was addressed as “Beloved”. My spirit jumped. I am a beloved child of God. The same word that God used to describe His affection is used for us.
“This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”
Some of us, learn as children that God loves us. As we grow into adulthood, the wonder and excitement of how beloved we are to Papa God fades.
Dear Reader, you are the beloved of God!
For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being: “You are God’s beloved child!” And since we are his true children we qualify to share all his treasures! Indeed, we are heirs of God Himself, and since we are joined to the Anointed One, we inherit all that He is and all that He has.
Romans 8:16,17 (TPT)
To remind myself of whom I am in Christ (greatly loved and dear to the heart of God), I decided to use “Beloved” as often as I could. One day while I was typing “belove”, Holy Spirit broke the word apart, “be love”. What! Belove – be love. I have been listening to messages on “be love”. But Holy Spirit, connected the word and action for me more in that moment.
I am His beloved (greatly loved; dear to His heart); as such, He encourages me to “be love” to others. For me, it is to encourage, let others know how great they are doing, cheer them on, believe in their dreams. Another way to “be love” is to be a helper, assist my co-workers or help at church. Sometimes to “be love”, is stepping out of my comfort zone into new areas to allow Him to show me where He wants me to “be love”.
Moving in Grace,