Dear Precious Friends,
I pray you are starting your day knowing the incredible love Jesus has for each of us..... It's amazing when we spend time with Him, worshipping Him, in His word, being still, in His creation... we experience His love in an amazing way. The single most important part of our day is receiving the love of our heavenly Father. Without being loved by God, we can’t fully love him or others.
WOW WOW WOW! That is such amazing truth.
His word reminds us in 1 Corinthians 13:1, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.”
We are called to live our life in response to God’s love, because God asks that everything we do be done in love. If what we are doing isn’t done in love, it is not pleasing to him, and we can’t live a lifestyle of loving others without being loved by him first.
THIS IS AMAZING TRUTH AND A LIFE CHANGING TRUTH!
He wants us to feel His incredible love right now... every moment so we can give this love back to Him and those around us!!!
We are His masterpiece... Each one of us is His design!!! He knit us together in our Mother's wombs and decided when we would be here. He knew the world needed us for such a time as this...
Our response to the evil in this world, is His Love!!
The Bible says that we are made in the image of God, and that God is love. It's pages are full of people driven by love, responding to love, and obeying God in love. Jesus Christ is the primary subject of the Bible, and love is the theme. The greatest act of love in history was when Jesus Christ died to pay for the sins of the world.
The word love appears in the NIV Bible Version 686 times!
He wants more than anything for us to live a lifestyle of love because He knows that's the absolute most fulfilling, purposeful, and peaceful way of life for us. He longs to set us free from the burdens of living for our own gain.
When we live for our own gain we ARE BURDENED!! YUCKO!!!!
WHAT FREEDOM WE HAVE IN THIS TRUTH!!!! His number one goal is for us to live an abundant life through Him who loves us!! It starts with receiving His love!!! All things were made for Him and By Him...
Through His love we receive the power of the Holy Spirit which guides us, frees us, establishes us, empowers us, sustains us and fills us with true joy!!! No matter what we are going through!
His love for us is eternal, real, and right now. All we need to do is simply open our heart to Him and receive his amazing gift of love.
Our God is living and active and wants us to experience the life and love He so desires to give. There are no words to express the receiving of this gift, our only response is love. Through this gift we receive salvation, healing and FREEDOM!!!!
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-38
So sweet precious friends, How will you respond to His great love today?
Source: God's word, Holy Spirit, First 15 devo.