The following was taken from a devotional reading found in the "Bible App".

"There is a weight to you. A weight only I can measure. It is substantial, of value deeper than human words can describe. But let me tell you what I see when I see you. A glimpse. A moment to describe more than time, more than breath, more than life.

You are my child, and I am so pleased with you. When I first saw you, before time, before the rolling of the waves, before the movement of the mountains to make land, I loved you. I knew you and I loved you. I wanted to be with you always. My precious one, the one who would walk with steady steps, speak with a voice richer than sound.

I give you gifts you haven’t even yet seen. They are in you now, and you see glimpses of them. But, oh how much more there is in you. How much more I see and you experience bit by bit. The key to experiencing more of these gifts is knowing my love. They only exist in my love.

The truest gifts are the ones that bring me glory—for then I see through you, I move in you. I step and you step, I speak and you speak, I carry you and you dance, I put you down and you point people to me. How dearly I love you. How I love to be with you. How I never tire of you. How I dream of you and continue to dream as I watch you, hear you, speak to you, continue to imagine new possibilities of hope and beauty and discovery for your heart. I have so much more for your heart.

Come now, into the deep place of my love. Come now, into the place where the gifts reside. Come now, where you are prosperous and you are filled with my abundant grace that overflows and gives you courage and energy and wisdom and all you need to thrive this day and the next and the next and the next and the next.

Come be with Me. I hold nothing back from you. Come be with Me. I am the one who never sleeps and watches over you, at all times, in all ways.

Discover more of Me. Discover more of my love for you. Discover who you are, the treasure of my love, the treasure of you and Me."

It is apparent that all the above are paraphrases of several biblical references. These references are found below.

The following is in the (New Living Translation)

"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

"We love each other because he loved us first." (1 John 4:19)

"But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him." (Galatians 1:15)

"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." (Ephesians 1:1-5)

"Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan."

(Ephesians 1:11)

"For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters." (Romans 8:29)

"Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is." (1 John 3:2)

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

"For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 1:9)

"God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake." (1 Peter 1:20)

"No, the wisdom we speak of is the mystery of God, his plan that was previously hidden, even though he made it for our ultimate glory before the world began." (1 Corinthians 2:7)

"Just as we are now like the earthly man, we will someday be like the heavenly man." (1 Corinthians 15:49)

“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me." (John 17:22-23)

"They do not belong to this world any more than I do." (John 17:16)

"He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control." (Philippians 3:21)

"Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy." (Ephesians 4:24)

"He does this to make the riches of his glory shine even brighter on those to whom he shows mercy, who were prepared in advance for glory." (Romans 9:23)

"Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)

"That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

Our Loving God