As I have been studying for this series, I have come across a couple of verses that I'm sure are familiar to you, but I wanted to point you to them yet again!
What an awesome promise, and also an awesome responsibility! (I John 4:16)
This is how it happens:
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)We know with our heads that He loves us, no?
But does the devil sometimes get a hold of us and shake us like a tea towel? Make us doubt?
We need to believe the love of God for our lives.....
Let me explain:
God loves us more than we can imagine. We are His children! The first thing that we need to do is to actually receive His love -- every single day.
We need to stop putting up little walls that prevent us from receiving His love. Satan will try his hardest to make us fall for the "God is angry with you because you have failed. You've sinned." Then we kinda put God in a box and say well, He might love us, but not in His complete fullness kind of way. We just can't believe that He wants to love us completely, fully, pour out His love on us.
Because we can't fully comprehend the love of God, we need to really dive into prayer and a quiet time each day. Don't limit the time we spend with Him, just like we shouldn't limit His love for us. Sit in His presence and allow Him to speak, to comfort, to give us His peace.
We will find that we understand more and more about His love, and we will see His blessings in our daily walk. We will recognize all the things He does for us during the day.
Believe that God loves you. He is within us as believers. When we love God with our entire being, we will allow Him to lead us, and we'll become the self-giving people that place others before ourselves. We will lay down our lives and let Him live through us -- and I'm warning you, be ready! He will use us in ways that we could never imagine, if we will allow Him.
If we will believe that He loves us, and that He lives within us.
Has a verse inspired, comforted, or convicted you recently? Will you leave a comment to tell others?