Dearly Loved, January Devotional 2019


Prayer is central. It is our lifeline to God. 

Through prayer we discover God’s character and His unconditional love and faithfulness. And, through prayer, our faith is strengthened, our reliance on God deepened, and we learn that all of who we are is because of all of who He is. 

Thank you for faithfully praying for If Not for Grace Ministries. 



“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” — Colossians 3:12-14

As we anticipate 2019, we ask God to help us understand that we are chosen by God, holy because of what Christ accomplished, and we are dearly loved by our faithful God. It is our desire that every woman would know these beautiful truths. This year we want to steep in this truth. We are dearly loved. 

What would that look like if every abortion-wounded woman saw herself as dearly loved? How might we respond as facilitators, affiliates, staff, and volunteers if we lived our life with this great confidence. 

Each month, we will take a close look at some of the truths in this passage. Let’s pray that our hearts will be readied to hear what God has for us. Let’s ask God to help us receive this powerful message that we are, indeed, chosen, holy and dearly loved. 

When have you felt dearly loved? 

This week look for ways to help the women around you know they are loved. It starts with praying for her. Ask God to put one woman on your mind who you can pray for every day. Perhaps that will look like opening your heart to become a facilitator so others can discover Christ’s amazing love. 

As we begin 2019, I am so grateful to be part of If Not For Grace Ministries! Thank you for your warm welcome. And thank you for asking God to bless and guide us each step of the way! 

May God fill you with His perfect love and hope this season! 


Cheryl Lee Davis is our Executive Director and can be reached at