Want to experience the tender love of the Savior? “Prized,” the new book from Jennifer Kennedy Dean, paints a beautiful picture of the kindness and gentleness of Jesus. This 30-day devotional, provides a fresh take on familiar passages, will immerse you in truths about God’s love for you. (This post is also a giveaway! For a chance to win a copy, leave a comment on the blog post.)
Jennifer, a gifted author and Bible teacher, passed away suddenly in June. She was a friend of mine and her writings and teachings significantly impacted my own spiritual growth. Jennifer finished “Prized” not long before her death, but the book was just released this month. Today I want to share some of Jennifer’s own words with you from the introduction to “Prized.” My hope is that you will get your own copy of “Prized” so that Jennifer can point you to the incredible love God has for you.
Why should we spend time focusing on the love of God for us?
From Jennifer’s Introduction to “Prized”
Would you spend thirty days with me letting your heart marinate in the incredible, unbelievable, astonishing love of the Lord for you? His love is a force that will transform you at your spiritual cellular level – the essence of who you are rather than just surface fixes. Deep change that will start on the inside and show up on the outside. His boundless, immeasurable, tender love will work in you to make you newer and newer every day…
I’ve realized that the more I give myself to Him, the more His love for me becomes real in my experience, not just my theology. The power and effect of His love for me has changed me. Changed me deep down…
See what might happen if you commit thirty days to letting His love be your full-frame focus; turn your heart toward Him like a fact to the sun. Absorb the radiance of His love deep into your life. Live new life…
We are Prized by Jesus
The following words from Jennifer overwhelmed me. I knew the passage well. But the truth it points to penetrated my heart in a new and fresh way.
The writer of Hebrews says, “For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). What was the joy set before Him? What did He have after the Cross He didn’t have before the Cross? The did the Cross gain for Him? It gained you and me. Nothing else. Just us. And He considered you and me worth the price He paid. You are His goal. You are His prize.
Experience God’s love for you in a fresh way
Today’s post is a giveaway. To enter for a chance to win a copy of “Prized” leave a comment below. You can enter a second time by sharing this post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. If you share be sure to leave a second comment below so you can be entered a 2nd time.
But don’t wait until the drawing is held on Wednesday to get a copy of “Prized.” If you happen to win the giveaway, you will have an extra copy to share! Don’t wait to experience God’s amazing love for you!