GOD LOVES YOU!
GOD LOVES YOU!
“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.”
+ John 15:9
God Loves You! He desires a deep love relationship with you and is committed to His part.
1. He desires fellowship.
+ “The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.” (Psalms 14:2)
+ “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
2. He promises to draw near to me if I will draw near to Him.
+ “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” (James 4:8)
3. God is everywhere. He reveals Himself to those seeking and responding obediently to Him.
+ “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21)
4. He loves His friends greatly, and shares His heart deeply with us through His personal love letter, The Bible.
+ “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16)
+ “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
+ “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
5. He invites His friends to be His partners in carrying out His works.
+ “Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.” (Genesis 2:15)
+ “we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
6. God commits Himself extensively:
+ He sent His Son to die on the cross, paying my death penalty for my sins, and making possible eternal life with Him. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
+ It is reported there are over 8,000 promises in the bible. And God keeps His promises. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” (Proverbs 30:5)
7. His Love sets His friends free.
+ “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)
Father, thank you for loving us. Thank you for having fellowship with us, revealing Your glory to us, sharing Your life giving words of love with us, allowing us to partake in doing Your will, and for sending Your Son, to save us. Please remind us to always put our trust in You, in every area of our life. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.
May the grace of God be with you in everything you do.
Servant of Christ,
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"Life is an opportunity to serve, love, and forgive as God, himself, has done for us."