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203. Love is a Law, not a Reward — Adam Miller at Restore

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🗓️ 10 February 2024

⏱️ 24 minutes

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We’re back sharing a favorite session from last year’s Restore Conference. In this session, Adam Miller retells the parable of the prodigal son and a highlight from the Children’s book series, 'Frog and Toad", to re-examine our relationship to love. It is our nature to think we have to work hard to earn love, and we constantly tell ourselves stories about what we have to do to earn it. But if God’s love is constant, then these stories are elaborate distractions. We feel guilt and shame whenever we try to earn love that is already given.

We always appreciate Adam for his wisdom, but also for the way he presents it. This session feels like a meditation that allows us to see the worries we carry that we are unworthy of love and release them, which God invites us to do. And, as Adam ends his session, “While [this] is still very hard work, it is work of an entirely different kind.”

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Hey everybody, this is Aubrey Chavez from Faith Matters.


Today we're going to go back and share one of our favorite sessions from the Restore Conference in October.


In this session, Adam Miller retails the


Parable of the Prodigal Sun and a highlight from the Children's Book Series frog and


Toad to help us re-examine our relationship to love. Adam teaches that love can't be earned. It's not a reward. There's no commandment


given ever to be perfectly lovable because we're already and always loved completely


by God. And so if we can escape our stories about love being a reward, then we can focus instead


on love, the verb. It's hard work, Adam says, but of an entirely different kind. We trade


our guilt and our shame about not measuring up and our judgment about what others earn for abundance where God's unconditional love is magnified and flows freely through us.


We so appreciate Adam for his wisdom and also for the way he presents.


This session felt like a meditation that allows you to see the worries that you carry about


being unworthy of love and release them.


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