One evening, I grabbed a bite to eat with my friend, Naomi. She shared the details of a complex conflict between her and a co-worker. The key to resolving to the disagreement was recognizing that she was operating out of an area of insecurity that had haunted her since childhood. With this realization, she renewed her efforts to work hard and well with the co-worker. The irritant in the relationship disappeared.
“That’s one of those cases of learning to live loved,” she said.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Living as if we’re loved by God instead of responding out of the usual petty jealousies, insecurities, fears, or annoyances that try to get the best of us.”
“Live loved,” the syllables somersaulting off my lips. “I like that.”
The phrase followed me home. The words didn’t just capture the heart of the greatest commands to love God and others, but struck me as a crucial, even foundational for abounding in joy.
Apart from love, our potential for experiencing joy remains flat like a lifeless balloon. Love exhales the fullness of joy.
I began to pray: Lord, how do you want me to live today in light of your love?
That’s why I’ve created the Live Loved: An Adult Coloring Book. Within these pages, you’ll find hand-selected Scriptures that speak to God’s love for you and how His love is meant to flow through you to others.
The Live Loved: Adult Coloring Book provides an opportunity for you to:
- Spend time praying and reflecting to grow in your relationship with God
- Commit Bible passages to memory to deepen your faith
- Marinate in the truth of God’s fierce love for you and experience transformation
- Express your love for God and the Bible through creativity
- Strengthen relationships as you invite others to create alongside you
- Share your artistry with others as you show off your work
Our team has been working to make this coloring book a reality. Today, I’m thrilled to announce Live Loved: Adult Coloring Books are now available in our store.
Playing with color & paint is fun for grown-ups, too. My hope and prayer is that, this book will help you unleash the creative talents God has given you. Color and sketch, whisper the words aloud, commit them to memory, and learn how to live loved in a tangible way.
You can live loved starting today.
What is your favorite verse that speaks of God's love for you?