Love Notes From God Exerpts

Love Notes From God ExcerptsCheck out these excerpts from Loves Notes From God, a two week devotional that’s all about God’s love for you, available for purchase at Called and Created’s store!

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better time to study God’s love for you with Love Notes From God?!? For more info on the devotional, or to purchase it for yourself, click on the following link – http://calledandcreated.com/store/!

K-Love Fan Awards Nominees

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This past Wednesday evening, the nominees where officially announced for the K-Love Fan Awards, which take place on May 31, 2015!  The award categories for the K-Love Fan Awards include Male Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year, Best Live Show, Worship Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

The nominees for Artist of the Year – 

Casting Crowns
Chris Tomlin
for KING & COUNTRY
MercyMe
Newsboys
Tobymac

 

The nominees for Song of the Year –

“Come As Your Are” by Crowder
“Home In Front of Me” by Danny Gokey
“Fix My Eyes” by for KING & COUNTRY
“He Knows My Name” by Franchesca Battistelli
“Do Something” by Matthew West
“Greater” by MercyMe
“We Believe” by Newsboys

To find out the rest of the nominees, as well as to see performances by Colton Dixon, Franchesca Battistelli, and others, visit http://www.klovefanawards.com/! Or if you just want to view the nominees, follow this link – http://www.klovefanawards.com/nominees\.

Which nominees do you think should win the award for Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year? Let us know by participating in the polls below!

The Real You!

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Who are you really? What is the real you like?

We all wear masks – masks made up of how we want others to view us. Masks that make us look like we’re perfect, like we have it all together. We paint on a smile, hoping that others will believe that what’s just a mask is actually the real us.

Everyone says to just “be real” – to be yourself, and to show people who you really are. If we were to take off the mask of how we want others to see us, what would be find? Some who’s broken? Flawed? Far from perfect? Someone who doesn’t have it all together, and has insecurities that they are constantly trying to hide?

This sounds depressing, doesn’t it!?! If this were the real you, wouldn’t you rather wear a mask!?! But thankfully, it isn’t!

In reality, this brokenness, this imperfection, this insecurity, is really just another mask hiding who we truly are. Often, it does such a superb job of hiding our true identity that we believe that it is the real us. But it isn’t.

The real you can be found only by looking yourself in the mirror – the mirror of God’s Word! It is the only place where your true identity can be found, because you are who your Heavenly Father says that you are!

Who does He say that you are? He says that you are a new creation (2 Cor :17). He says that you are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor 5:21). He says that you are one of His chosen people (Col 3:12). He says that you are His dearly loved child ( 1 Jn 3:1). These are just a few of the things He says about you!

To find out who you really are, spend time in God’s Word. Allow Him to show you who He says you are. Discover the real you, underneath all the masks!

What Do Your Beliefs Say About God?

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As Christians, we believe so many different things about what God’s Word is really saying. The way we personally interpret various parts of it differs greatly. Have you ever stopped to consider this – What do your beliefs say about God? Who do they make Him out to be? How do they cause Him to appear to those around you?

Do your beliefs make God seem like who He really is, or someone that He is not? Is it possible that in your zeal and enthusiasm, you may be painting a picture of God that reveals something other than His true colors?

If you were honest with yourself, how do your beliefs portray God? As the loving, gracious, and forgiving Heavenly Father that He is? Or do they portray Him as more of a cold and distant Sovereign, a harsh and stern Judge, ready to condemn all who are even remotely deserving, or an avenging Ruler who strikes down those who dare to arose His wrath?

If your beliefs tend to represent Him more like the latter, how can you possibly expect anyone around you to want anything to do with Him? And how can you expect to ever really get close to Him yourself?

The truth is, some of our beliefs represent God very poorly, and reflect on Him in a very negative way. This can have a crippling effect on our relationship with Him, and make it difficult for others to want to come to Him.

Let’s stop believing in a manner that portrays God negatively. Let’s not allow our beliefs to undermine an understanding of His love, goodness, or grace.

What do your beliefs say about God? What kind of a picture do they paint of Him? How does this impact yourself, and those around you?

15 Promises From God For 2015

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God has given us many promises in His Word that apply to our lives in a variety of circumstances. Here are 15 promises from your Heavenly Father to keep in mind throughout this year!

  1. If you need wisdom, ask God for it, and He will give it to you! (James 1:5)
  2. God will supply all your needs. (Philippians 4:19)
  3. Whatever you ask for when you pray, you will receive, if you believe! (Matthew 21:22)
  4. His grace is greater than any mistake you will make. (Romans 5:20)
  5. Every day of 2015, and throughout the rest of your life, His love and goodness will follow you! (Psalm 23:6)
  6. Any sickness or disease in your life, He will heal. (Psalm 103:3)
  7. If you will fix your mind on Him, He will keep you in perfect peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
  8. Gladness and joy will be yours. Sorrow will flee! (Isaiah 35:10)
  9. If you put your hope in God, you will not be disappointed! (Isaiah 49:23)
  10. Your Heavenly Father will never be angry with you or rebuke you! (Isaiah 54:9)
  11. Whoever goes after you will not succeed. (Isaiah 54:15)
  12. God will protect you from all harm. (Psalm 121:7)
  13. Blessings crown your head, because you have been made right with God! (Proverbs 10:6)
  14. Whatever you do, commit it to the Lord, and He will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3)
  15. When you call out to Him, He will answer you. (Jeremiah 33:3)

Love Notes From God, Now Available For Purchase!

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Love Notes From God is now available for purchase!

Love Notes From God is now available for purchase at http://calledandcreated.com/store/! Love Notes From God is a two week devotional all about God’s love for you. It contains scriptures about the love of God, written in the form of love notes from Him to you. The biblical truth of each scripture is then expounded upon, followed by a key thought for the day, a short prayer, and additional suggested reading under For Further Study. Each devotional has a corresponding love note image that you can print out and give to someone else to encourage them in their relationship with God, or keep for yourself, for your own encouragement!

God loves each of us more than we can imagine, on a personal level. He wants us not just to give mental assent to the fact that He loves us, but to truly understand and experience His love! Having this understanding of His love is vital to our lives as believers. The more we put our trust in His affection, the more confident we will become in our position as His son or daughter. When we really comprehend how much He loves us, we will begin to return His love more than ever before. As receive His love, it will spill over to others, and we will begin to show them the love we have been given!

Valentine’s Day is coming up. What better time to study God’s love? Focus in on His affection for you with Love Notes From God! Click here to purchase your copy of the pdf file!

Sneak Peek at Love Notes From God!

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Check out this sneak peek of the Love Notes From God devotional, which will be available for purchase in Called and Created’s store on Monday, January 12!

Sample devotional page – 

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For each devotional page, there’s a corresponding love note image that you print out and either keep for yourself to encourage you in your relationship with God, or give to someone else for their encouragement!

Sample love note – 

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For more info on Love Notes From God, click here. Be sure to purchase your copy upon its release on January 12!

Love Notes From God Devotional, Available For Purchase January 12!

Love Notes From God devotional, available for purchase January 12!Excited to announce that next Monday, January 12, I will be releasing my first downloadable devotional for purchase! It’s title? Love Notes From God!

Love Notes From God is a 2 week devotional that’s all about God’s love for you! His love is amazing! It’s far greater than we could ever imagine. He doesn’t want us to just mentally acknowledge that He loves us. He wants us to personally understand and experience His love for us in our own lives. He describes His affection over and over in His Word. The Bible is full of love notes from Him to us. The purpose of Love Notes From God is to use these love notes to encourage you to personally accept and gain a fresh revelation of your Heavenly Father’s love for you!

There are 14 devotionals each containing a scripture that reveals more about God’s love, written in the form of a love note from Him to you. The Biblical truth of each of these love notes is then further expounded upon, followed by a key thought for the day, a short prayer, and a few related verses for further study. Because it’s all about the love of God, it’s the perfect devotional to read through as Valentine’s Day approaches! At the end of the devotional are mini images with the scripture-based love notes written on them that you can print of and either keep for yourself, or give to someone else to encourage them in their relationship with God!

Be sure to purchase your copy of Love Notes From God upon it’s release next week Monday, and share the news with your friends! The devotional will be available in pdf format at http://calledandcreated.com/store/!