Do You Cover in Love?

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There is a particular nature or way of being that comes from the spirit of God. I dare to call them characteristics. Sometimes I think we forget we are God’s expression on this earth and our manors are not precisely what they can be. Of course, every person has a choice as to what character they want their conversation to follow. We can follow God’s characteristics or be unempowered and follow the human ego part that creates chaos instead of contentment.

One thing about God’s nature is the idea of covering. God covers. In the story of Adam and Eve, when they were naked in the garden due to their own choices, God created a covering for them. God created clothing that gave them the better things in life despite their intentions. The best they could do in their ego-self was to find fig leaves. God gave them clothing of animal skins that protected and covered. In the story, God’s act shows a character that covers, has warmth and guards with love.

Adam and Eve need not be exposed for their transgression. They already felt repentant enough, yet God took their guilt and shame along with the half-hearted way to cover their “sins” and replaced it with what is better and more protective. God’s forgiving character and the loving manner is one we should display daily. Covering someone instead of exposing them to coldness comes from real love. Exposing loved ones to others’ bitterness by our tongues only brings shame and guilt upon oneself. Remember, we reap what we sow. If we cover instead of exposing and if we truly love instead of operating from ego, our lives will be blessed with the goodness that God promised in the garden of Eden.

I suppose we all have to ask ourselves what we truly deserve. Is it reaping hot coals upon our heads or shivering in the cold, or do we deserve to be covered with the warmth of forgiveness, protection, and light?

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

JenineMarie.com

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“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin 

God tells us that love covers a multitude of sins. God’s love is a covering love, not a judging love. His love is a power filled with grace, skill, and compassion. His creativity is so great that no one could ever master all that He has done and no one can completely explain the beauty of all He has done.

His love lives in you. This gracious and powerful covering love allows you to walk forgiven and covered from all sin forever. Coupled with skills and gifts He has given to you there is a power to create that only God could ever give. Your uniquely fashioned light is beyond explanation just like eternity and all that God has created. There are no words that can express your beauty in the light of a God so glorious that He spared nothing to let you know just how He feels about you!

YOU are love, you are skillful and you are His masterpiece! 

Walk in His creative and covering love today and everyday. Take His covering first for yourself and then cover all others with the greatest creative powerful love that exists.

Loving you from here,

Dr. Jenine Marie Howry, PhD

Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries, LLC