God’s love is about Him loving us.
“This is how God loved the world. He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:16-17 (NLT)
God’s love isn’t about your ability to love Him. The love of God isn't based on anything you’ve done. It’s offered without condition. Human love places conditions on love. “I’ll love you if,” it says. Not God’s love! His love for you is eternal. God loved you so much that He sent His Son to show you how much He loves you. Jesus came to die for you so you could receive the infinite and unfailing love of God. His love transforms you to believe that nothing can touch the assurance of His peace when His fullness is alive in you. Your eternal relationship with Christ begins the moment you receive His love. And that, my friend, is the beautiful beginning of eternity.
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, NKJV).
Your relationship with Jesus gives you abundant life—no matter what the insecurity of your world says. It is a life of peace without your circumstances or your feelings being peaceful. Faith in Christ believes in the love of God no matter what happens in life. Faith believes that God has already met each need He knew you would have. He thoroughly saved you. He has forgiven your sins—healed your sicknesses—and delivered you from evil. In the midst of your hurt or problem or need, you can be at rest believing in the promises that He gave His life for you have. No other love came into the world to love you like this. And when you believe the fullness of that Truth in the depths of your heart, you receive all that God’s love promises.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV).
You are God’s child—redeemed, healed, and made whole by His Son. All things are new in you and for you. The enemy cannot kill, steal or destroy the abundance God has placed in your heart. Don't exclude yourself from God's promises because you feel unworthy. Your feelings aren't Truth. The Truth is that Christ made you worthy to receive God’s promises. You are new in Him—qualified in Him at the Cross. “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13, NKJV). You are loved. The enemy is defeated. The kingdom of darkness has no power over you.
Realize how much Jesus loves you. He accepted and justified you (Romans 8:33). It is the enemy who condemns you. God doesn’t (Romans 8:34). When God’s love is more real to you than what you see or feel, you believe. Your faith thrives. You praise Jesus for the Cross and new life in Him. You declare God’s promises. You speak His life into your need. You proclaim His love and faithfulness.
Ask God to show you how much He loves you. I pray “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19, NKJV).
When you have a spiritual revelation of how much God loves you, your heart is open to receive everything He has for you. And you are astonished at how you could have ever doubted Him and His love—His peace—His joy.
Jesus prayed that God’s will would be done on earth as it was in heaven. And what is God’s will in heaven? When you receive a revelation of God’s love in your heart, nothing is the same.
©2021 Lynn Lacher