Sunday, December 24, 2017
God Really Does Love You
1 JOHN 3:1 NIV 1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Yes, you have heard it before. No, you don't understand it yet.
Ephesians 3 mentions praying that believers would know the love of Christ -- which is really beyond knowledge. In other words, you need a divine revelation to understand God's love for you.
EPHESIANS 3:19 ICB 19 Christ's love is greater than any person can ever know. But I pray that you will be able to know that love. Then you can be filled with the fullness of God.
Yes, you know that Jesus died for you, that God watches over you, protects you and provides for you. But that does not really give you insight into how God feels about you. He could do all that just because He felt obligated to take care of you because He created you.
No. That is not the whole story. God LOVES you.
"But why would God love me? I don't even love myself" you may say. Well, pray for a divine revelation -- that is really the only way to know.
However, for those of you who are parents, this may help give you a little insight. Think about the love you have for your children. Can you adequately communicate how you feel to them? Well, our human love for our children is just a shadow of God's love for you, as His child.
SAY THIS: Father God, please help me to understand how much you love me.
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