We all love to be loved. We crave kindness and affection from spending time with people that we trust. We all want to feel safe, protected, defended and provided for. We feel peace from being in the presence of people who have good plans for us, want the best for us and dream of only good concerning us. Men want to be respected and women want to be loved. We all value people that we can trust that one man or woman who inspires confidence, they are precious. What a joy to have one that we can speak freely in their presence because discretion is a valued trait that they possess.
Many people go through life searching for true love. People do crazy things for professed love. In the movies and all around us every day, we see, hear, and experience the thing that people will do for love. Knowing that a treasured one love you will build confidence in you, and you will know that someone has your back at all times. It builds trust and gives you security.
Knowing that God loves you is similar. Knowing the love of God will keep you out of condemnation and keep you in your right position in Christ. That is the position of a loved son and daughter who can always run to God. Ever seen how a little 2 year old runs to her father or mother in total confidence. That happens because of relationship that has been built over time. A two year old believes that her father can move heaven and earth to get her anything she asks for. A 2 year old is not very powerful; she has to depend on another for all of her needs. She is powerful because she has the ears of a father who loves her.
The love of God is unconditional. It is the greatest thing you will ever discover in your lifetime. God’s love for you is relentless. He will never stop coming after you in redemption.
God is love. He has the nature of love. He has the capacity to love you perfectly. All He knows is love. All that He is, is love.
His love for you is not dependent on your good works or good behaviour. His love is not dependent on your behaviour towards Him. He loves you because He is love and His nature is love.
John 3:16 says, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
No matter where you are today know that God loves you. There is nothing that you can do to make Him love you more or less. God offers you the opportunity of perfect love. To know God is to have perfect love. The love of everyone else is conditional. Your parents love is conditional. Your husband or wife’s love is conditional. Your friends love is conditional. Only the love of God is unconditional.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
In the world today, there is much danger around the world. There is distress, unrest and tribulation. Persecution for Christian is on the rise. There is famine in many war torn countries and nakedness, peril and the sword. The bible lists all of these things as natural reasons why people in the world should be unsure of the love of God.
On the other hand in spite of it all, the bible calls the Christian a conqueror. We are not conquerors on our own. We are more than conquerors through God who loved us. We are conquerors because God is with us.
Romans 8: 37
Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.
There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. When you have confidence in Jesus Christ, you can go through anything in life and come out on the other side. When you are sure of the love of God, you can survive anything and go on to thrive. God loves you.
In the good times, God loves you. In the bad times, God loves you. God loves you when you feel unworthy and when you don’t. God is in your corner. His love for you is unashamed, it is bold, and it is sacrificial. God is fiercely loyal to you.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come.
Nor height nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Meditating on scriptures teaches you to know the faithfulness of God. Knowing the scriptures helps you to know the will of God. Knowing the will of God helps you to stay victorious in life. Some of the clothing in our store has the purpose of helping to remind you of the love of God and how faithful He is to His word.
Knowing the scripture will persuade you on the faithfulness of God, and His goodness.
What does it mean to be persuaded? Persuaded means convinced, influenced, swayed, converted, confident, definite and certain. This list is not conclusive.
Apostle Paul was convinced that death cannot separate him or the believers from the love of God in Christ Jesus. Death cannot separate you, life can’t, angels or principalities, or powers will not separate the believer from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
The things that we go through will not separate us from God’s love. The things that are coming will not be able to separate us from the love of God.
O give thanks to the Lord, His mercies endure forever.
God loves you and He always wants to do you good. His mercies and His love are available to you every day. Be confident in His love.