God’s love doesn’t depend on your ability to love Him! His love isn't based on anything you’ve done. It’s offered without condition. Human love places conditions on love. “I’ll love you if,” human love bargains. Not God’s love! Jesus came to die for you so you could receive the infinite and unfailing love of God. Your eternal relationship with God begins the moment you receive Christ’s love. And that, my friend, is the beautiful beginning of eternity.
The love of God transforms you to believe that nothing in this world can come against His abundant life that lives within you. Faith believes in the love of God no matter what happens. It believes that God has already met each need He knew you would ever have in this earthly life. No matter the insecurity of your world, you can have a life of peace without your circumstances or your feelings being peaceful.
“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).
Jesus came for you to have abundant life now. He also prayed that God’s will would be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). And what is God’s will in heaven? There is peace, and there is joy. There is no pain or sickness. Christ has forgiven your sins—healed your sicknesses—and delivered you from evil. His redeeming love is not something that is outside of you. The Kingdom of God lives within you now. No other love came into the world and into your heart to love you like this. When you believe this Truth you know the all-powerful and forgiving God lives within you, and you receive from the fullness of your eternal relationship with Him. In the midst of your hurt or problem or need, you are at rest believing in His goodness and the promises He has already provided.
“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. All things are new 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.
You are accepted and justified by God’s Grace. It is the enemy who condemns you. God doesn’t (Romans 8:33-34). When God’s love is more real to you than what you see or feel, you believe it in your heart. Your faith thrives. You praise Jesus for the Cross and new life in Him. You declare God’s promises. You speak His life into whatever your need. You proclaim His love and faithfulness.
Do you believe that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus your Lord (Revelations 8:39)?
Ask God to reveal to 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 and that His love lives within you, your heart opens to receive everything He purchased with the precious gift of His life. And you wonder how you could have ever doubted His love, His healing, His peace, and His joy.
Abundant life overflows within your heart from the eternal life He has given. God’s redeeming love is within you.
© 2021 Lynn Lacher