You can’t force love.

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalms 17:8, NIV.

When it comes to love, you want the kind that comes naturally, not love that is forced. Maybe there’s someone in your life that you love a great deal, but they don’t feel the same way you do and it makes you want to change in order to keep them interested.

The thoughts in your mind may say, “I can make them love me. I can change and become whatever they want me to be. I can change careers, change my hair, get plastic surgery, have their child, leave everything I know and change the way I behave. They will love me; I just have to…” You shouldn’t have to change yourself to get love. If God loves you just how you are, anyone He sends your way will also love you just how you are.

At the heart of real love is acceptance. Anything you have to change to get, you will have to constantly change in order to keep. Love is most beautiful when it is unforced and not manipulated. Let love happen by God’s divine orchestration. Whatever He sends your way He will give you the grace and wisdom to handle. You may not be the apple of someone’s eye just yet, but you are surely the apple of God’s eye. You may not have a David Jonathan kind of friendship just yet, but you have one with God. He loves you in every state and in every season. He took off His priestly garments and wrapped you in robes of righteousness. You will never be able to reach the bottom of God’s love for you!

Until someone can love you even remotely close to that kind of love, honey they don’t deserve you.

Prayer: Father God, thank You for speaking to my heart. I know You love me. Help me know it in a deeper way. Deal with the deeper fears in me and shine your light on every false view I have of myself. I deserve real love and I trust You. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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  1. Good morning!!
    My God🙌🏽 I am truly grateful for these daily readings. The past few days, its has been FOR ME!! I thank God for using you to share.
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  2. Amen and Amen .
    Thank you Lord for using you each day with words of encouragement.
    Have a wonderful peaceful Blessed day. Be Tremendously Bless.

  3. This is true for a person and their relationship with Christ. But it can be an excuse for not transforming your mind to put off bad and destructive
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  4. Glory to God Thank you Sis Kesha for delivering this devotion and speaking directly to my heart that I know that you loved me more than anything God and you are moving me from that manipulated relationship God continue to guide me indirect me protect my heart and mind and Father God and the name of Jesus Amen 🙏🏽🙏🏽God Love me oh yes ❤❤ 🙏🏽

  5. Yes JESUS loves me and I am so greatful for that. Nana, thank you so much for sharing Daughters of the King daily devotionals… ❤️

  6. Always seek God as the first and final say in things regarding love and the character you are to have which is transformed by HIS love to the way HE wants you to be. Without allowing God’s love to transform you, you can’t truly love! Be willing to be changed by God for His glory and His purpose, not change to please a person.
    Have a Terrific Thursday …Stay safe🤗🌹🙏🏾

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  7. This is an issue that Ive been dealing with for the last few months. Everyone wants to be loved. I havw a desire to be married and happy and in a real relationship not forced or one I settled for because I failed to wait on God or failed to accept his signs (the ones I even prayed for). God knows my desire and I remain confident that he will give me that. Ask and you shall receive. I ask for a loving , faithful, God following ,loving husband. Forced love is conditional and can only last so long. Who wants that type of love when we have the Greatest love of all , a God that loves me inspite of what I do, look like,etc he gave his only son. His Son Jesus who gave his life for me yet Im down because of a man here on earth who didnt treat me right. This one hit home and and lets me know that God hears me even when I think he doesnt or not listenting b/c im saying it constantly he sends messages or word via someone else. I praise him this morning . I love God and he really loves me. The only love that will be never ending and true! ❤️thank you Father your love is sufficient and I grateful for it. Learing to start Loving
    myself while waiting on God to send me that one true love! Bless me Lord with the desires of my heart but let me be content and happy while waiting on it. Amen🙌🏽

  8. Wow! So deep & on point. Thank you Sister Kesha for sharing God’s word in ways we can relate to. Thank you Lord for loving me. God bless all of my sisters in Christ; take care ❤️🙏🕊️†😇

  9. THANK YOU LORD for your
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  10. Every day I say thank you Lord that nothing can serperate me from His love.
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    His word declares he will not leave me neither forsake me.
    Relationships with others fail but God’s love never fails.
    Am blessed and happy to be a recipient of God’s love.

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  12. Amen. I love this comment. The reading was the greatest one gor me yet. I thank Hod for a word from Him that will/had changed the trajectory of my life. Amen and amen!!!

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