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Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, counselor, and life coach. Her newest release is The Powerful Purpose of Introverts: Why the World Needs You to Be You. She's also wife to Mark, Mom to Lovelle, and Nana to Eula and Clem.

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  1. This devotion touched my heart so much! Thanks for sharing =]. Have A Blessed Day! Love – Stacey ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

  2. This has been such an encouraging set of messages! Passing it on to many friends. Thanks for being such a blessing!

  3. This was so encouraging! Made tears come to my eyes and I felt the kindness and sincerity come through her words like a gentle breeze.

    Thank you so much for this.

  4. Thnx for your encouragement! Love to read your blog because it makes me feel special! I’am loved by our heav’nly father that’s THE most important thing to remember every day! Over and over!!!

  5. What a wonderful message! (As always!) Also, thank you for sharing Jennifer’s video with us. I haven’t seen her blog yet, but I am about click on over and check it out! 🙂

  6. The title of this devotion brings to mind the verse that says. “Now I know in part then I shall know fully even as I am fully known.” God knows me fully, I don’t have to put up a brave front for Him, He already knows me fully!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!

  7. Praise God for you, Holley, and all these precious sisters in Christ.

    I really appreciate what you shared from Beyond the Masquerade: Unveiling the Authentic You, Dr. Julianna Slattery. Wow! Those things listed as offensive are
    things displeasing and dishonoring to my Father God! I want to honor Him for
    all He is and all He does and I want others to know Him and His great and deep
    love! Thank God for His unconditional love and acceptance. May we have that
    more and more for each other.

    Thank you for sharing this devo.

  8. Thank You, Holly You will never now how much You have helped me ,to understand.
    Praise God.

  9. I love this post…so lovely. Just makes me say, “ahhhhh” in my heart. I feel peace and rest meditating on God’s acceptance of me…thank you sweet Holley! You are beautiful!

  10. I loved how Jennifer shared that our identity is in Him! I finally got that 5 years ago and Holley’s book is going to be such a blessing!

  11. Holley, I can never get enough of this. His truth is my air. I am so grateful for how He pursues us, all from His all-encompassing love. Thank you so much for your beautiful words — and for this opportunity to partner with you today. In His love, Jennifer

  12. After being a Christian for many years and for the last few really going through one after the other trials, I was introduced to Holley through a friend. So refreshing, after feeling from most people I’m surrounded by that I don’t have enough faith, I must not love God enough and on and on, (the lies). I’m reminded when I first came to know Jesus, how scared I was of knowing God as my Father since my earthly father was never a father to me and I didn’t know what it felt like to have a Father. I remember Him showing me all the time, in my mind and heart a picture of me sitting in His lap and me feeling like His “little girl”, (true story)!!! And right now going through probably THE hardest time in my life I come across all of this. So sweet, so calming and mostly So Loving! Thank you Holley, I have no doubt that God sent you to me at the exact moment I needed and to hear what He wanted me to hear. ♥

  13. Thank you for the wonderful reminder of His complete acceptance. So easy to forget when faced with the fickle acceptance of friends and family.

  14. What an awesome week of touching messages! Thank you, Holley, for touching our hearts and sharing God’s Word. 🙂

  15. I, too, have read Captivating – and actually pick it up again and again when I need to be reminded of how much I am truly loved and accepted. It’s a beautiful thing when you finally realize it. Oh, I still have those days where I let the doubt slip in – but in the end, I still know that I know that I know – I AM beautiful, loved, and my King is enthralled by my beauty.

  16. I am absolutely amazed, blessed, touched, and abundantly grateful, that “I” am God’s Girl, that He loves ME, that He WANTED me, that He FORGAVE me, that He will NEVER EVER leave me nor forsake me, that He will never lie to me, that He will work His perfect will in my life and those of my children!!! I love Him because of who He is; He loves me just as I am, and only improves me with His word, correction, mercy, love, and forgiveness!!! He IS Lord!!!!!!

  17. The challenge to authenticity is huge. I certainly kid myself that I am open and honest – and, often, I am. But there are always those relationships where I find myself hiding parts of me away, fearful of being hurt. This post is a great challenge to continue opening my heart to GOD and letting him change me, regardless of what others might think, do or say.

  18. I so look forward to each post from you! it lifts my spirits each time and I share many with my friends as appropriate. They are always glad I did and each has gone to the friend on the desparately needed day, just as they come to me at the perfect time.

    God is so good! Even if he had not saved me from Stage 3 Brain Cancer 12 years ago, He would still be good! What a protecter, shield, and rock He is!! It’s a joy to share Him with others and I thank you for helping me do that in a different way than I do normally. You inspire me! Thank you and God bless you for sharing His love with us.

  19. Holley, you couldn’t have written a book more needed by woman today! I give God thanks for the day I found you and your writings.

  20. What a beautiful message. I have just discovered this tonight. I can now sleep peacefully. Thank you.

  21. It’s so incredible to read that someone has believed that God loves us, saved us…but may not accept us.
    I’ve always felt that way and been made to feel ashamed when I’ve shared it, in my blood family or my church family. I’m thrilled not everyone knows this pain & doubt…but I’m relieved, someone else does.
    This burden isn’t magically gone, but I see a flicker of hope.