Wednesday, October 26, 2011

God's Perfect, Unfailing, Never Ending Love

            Sometimes, in the midst of our busy daily lives, we forget about how great God’s love for us is. We get caught up in what the world says that we forget what God says. We need to drown out what the world says and tune into God because the world doesn’t love us like God does. The world says that if you’re too fat, not in shape, and don’t have the right clothes, then you can’t be loved. God says differently. Galatians 3:26 calls us children of God. Children of God. The most loving relationship you can have is with a parent. They love you no matter what you’ve done. That’s why God sent His Son. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” What a loving Father we have! He is so loving that He sent His Son to die on the cross so we could be with Him for eternity. How awesome!
                1 John 4:8 says that God is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 tells us this: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” That means God is all of those things. That is such an amazing thing. In Psalm 63 it calls His love for us unfailing and better than life. Our God is such an awesome God! When I read all these verses, I can’t believe that we sometimes forget about God’s love for us.  His love is so great for us, that nothing can separate us from it. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Romans 8:38-39) Even when we sin against Him, even when we turn our backs from Him, even when we let the world overcome us, He still loves us! That fills me with such joy that I want to tell everyone I meet so they can feel this joy too. “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”(Romans 5:8) That’s how much God loves us. Even when we had our backs to Him and ignored everything He said, He sent is Son to die for us. That is what God’s love is all about, loving us no matter what.
                I will leave you with three more verses. I challenge you to think about these as your week goes on.
Ephesians 3:17-19, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Psalm 86:15, “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love”
Never forget God’s perfect, unfailing, and never ending love for you. Until next time, good bye and God bless!

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