“We love, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
Before I asked Jesus into my heart or did a good deed…God loved me.
He still does.
When I have a horrible, rotten day and I’m in a bad mood. When I fail to read my Bible or pray.
God loves me.
Sometimes, I struggle to believe God. And trust that He loves me today as much as He loved me yesterday.
I try to wrap my mind around truth, that NOTHING can separate me from the LOVE of GOD. Not even my pathetic choices, my indifference towards Him.
Surely, I must do something to earn God’s love, make Him love me more.
How could God love any more than this: “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us,” (Romans 5:8)
Love caused Christ to be mocked, beaten, spit upon, crucified, and pierced…for my sake.
Knowing God’s love allows me to rest, invokes me to praise His name, share His love with others.
My first and last thought each day should be my first love, Jesus, and the great things He has done.
As if dying for me wasn’t enough.
What if today, I chose to love the Lord with all my heart, mind, and soul rather than treat God as a casual acquaintance?
What if I loved the Lord for Who He is rather than only seek His hand?
What if I were Jesus, would I long for someone to love me too?
Might I say these words…..
“Think of the multitudes who thronged ME when I was on earth all eager for something. Eager to be healed, or taught, or fed.
Think as I supplied their many wants, and granted their manifold requests, what it meant to Me, to find amid the crowd, some one or two, who followed Me just to be near Me, just to dwell in My presence.
How some longing of the Eternal heart was satisfied thereby.
Comfort Me, a while, by letting Me know that you would seek Me just to dwell in My Presence, to be near Me, not even for teaching, not for material gain,not even for a message—but for Me.” (God Calling)
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:15)