So many Christians believe God’s love is fickle: when they sin, He turns away in disgust and anger. They vacillate between “He loves me” and “He loves me not” because of their behavior. That reasoning, writes Wayne Jacobsen, is as flawed as pulling petals from a daisy. Rather God’s love is sturdy, enduring, and undisturbed by people’s failings because God loves humankind not for what they do–but who they are. They are God’s beloved creation.
“Be prepared to know God better and love him more. You hold in your hands a classic…” — From the Foreward by Gayle D. Erwin Author, Jesus Style
Understanding God’s love requires not a classroom lecture but a long bath. In He Loves Me, Wayne Jacobsen fills the tub and invites us to soak in real life, the inner life of the Trinity. “What Really Happened on the Cross?” is worth reading five or six times, then sinking quietly and deeply into its life-giving water. — Dr. Larry Crabb, Author of The Papa Prayer, SoulTalk, and Shattered Dreams.
He loves me! He loves me not!
Do you find yourself picking through circumstances like children plucking daisy petals attempting to figure out whether or not God loves you? If you find yourself least certain of his love in those critical moments when you most need to trust him, there is hope for you.
Where? At the one event in human history that forever secured your place in the Father’s heart-the cross where Jesus allowed sin and shame to be consumed in his own body so that you could freely embrace a relationship with his Father. There you will discover that what he always wanted was not the fearful subservience of slaves, but the loving affection of sons and daughters.
If your spiritual life feels more like performance than freedom, like an empty ritual rather than a joyful journey, let Wayne help you discover:
A Father who loves you more than anyone on this planet ever has or ever will.
A growing confidence in his affection for you through whatever circumstances you face.
A vibrant relationship with him that will free you from the torment of shame while it transforms you to live as his child in the earth.
Wayne Jacobsen wanders the world helping people sort out how to live deeply in the life of Jesus. Formerly a Contributing Editor to Leadership Journal, he has written numerous books on spiritual intimacy and relational church life, including So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore, under the penname Jake Colsen. You can find his other books, blog, and articles at LifeStream.org, and his weekly podcast at TheGodJourney.com. He resides in Newbury Park, CA with his wife Sara.