Category: love

Maybe, you are wondering how God could still…

Maybe, you are wondering how God could still love you because of what you have done. When children fail or do things they aren’t supposed to do, parents may be disappointed, and they may discipline them, but their love for their child never changes, waivers or fails. If you read Hosea 11, you will understand the love of our God. Israel failed many a times. But God kept pursuing them relentlessly. Even though they were unfaithful to Him, He kept loving them unconditionally. Such is His unfailing love. God’s love is not based on what you have done but based on what Jesus did on the cross. People may have rejected you and hurt you, not God- He is love, He will always love you. His love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8)

“It was not with perishable things suc…

“It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:18-19
We owed a debt we could not pay and Jesus paid the debt He did not owe. Law demands without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9 22) Jesus redeemed you by His precious blood. His blood cleanses us and the punishment we deserve was laid on Him No matter what sin you’ve committed; “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

“It was not with perishable things suc…

“It was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:18-19
We owed a debt we could not pay and Jesus paid the debt He did not owe. Law demands without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Hebrews 9 22) Jesus redeemed you by His precious blood. His blood cleanses us and the punishment we deserve was laid on Him No matter what sin you’ve committed; “the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not e…

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
How could we ever live up to these standards? It’s impossible. It wasn’t easy for Jesus either. He didn’t feel like going to the cross. But He made a conscious decision to do so because He loves us that much.
Godly love is simply saying, “Lord, You know I am not this way. I am not always thinking the best of every person. I am not always well-mannered. I am not always kind. I am not always longsuffering. But, Lord, I acknowledge my weakness and I want to change.” Romans 5:5 says, “The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.” Therefore, He will help us live a life of love.

“God is love.” 1 John 4:9-11, “.This is how …

“God is love.” 1 John 4:9-11, “.This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
At Christmas, we understand that God loved us so much that He came to live with us in the person of Jesus. That love now inspires us to live as Jesus did in this world, loving God by loving each other. Love is the greatest gift of all! Let’s give it away freely.

Why, you do not even know what will happen t…

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14
What difference would it make if we truly grasped the fact that there are no guarantees about what tomorrow holds?
I suspect we would be a lot quicker to forgive. I think we would be much more apt to consider the needs of others around us. We’d say “I love you” more often and prioritize people over things and duties. I think we would spend a lot less time pursuing things that don’t matter and care a lot more about eternity and the people around us.
“Love like there’s no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.“ (Max Lucado)

Ephesians 3:18‘May you have the power …

Ephesians 3:18

‘May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is.’
Let me remind you that you are valuable and precious to God and He loves you. His love for you is so great that our finite mind cannot comprehend it. You need His help and power to grasp and understand it. His love is limitless, beyond explanation and filled with compassion and mercy.His love reaches above the highest heights and below the deepest valleys.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your GREAT love towards me. I pray that You would give me the power to begin to understand how great and awesome Your love for me is! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8, 1…

The Bible says that God is love (1 John 4:8, 16). Love is a part of God’s unchanging nature. How do we know that God is love? How do we know that measure of His love? We see the greatness of God’s love when we look at the cross. The Bible says- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” The Bible also says that while we were yet sinners and hostile in our minds towards God, Christ died for us. The Bible also tells us that He died for the sins of the whole world. (see 1 John 2:2) Jesus Christ died even for those whom He knew would never receive Him. “For God so loved the world…” ‘So’ is a little word, yet in this case it carries a lot of weight. God so loved the sinful that He gave His one and only Son to be the sacrifice for their sins. My friend – “God loves you and gave His Son for you”.

Often we hide our true selves from people. W…

Often we hide our true selves from people. We put on masks. We pretend. We want to be liked. We want to belong. We’re afraid of one thing- REJECTION.
The good news is that God knows everything about us, and He still loves us! David writes, “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar…” Psalm 139:1-6
Every moment God knows where we are and what we need and He lovingly takes care of us. He knows every bruise and every failure. He knows every fear and every pain. He knows us through and through, yet He loves us with all His heart. His loving gaze is ever upon us.

1 Corinthians 16:14‘Show love in every…

1 Corinthians 16:14

‘Show love in everything you do.’
Love should be the guiding force in our daily lives. God is love and when we show love, we reflect His character. In a world that is harsh and unforgiving, we should shine His love around us.In everything you do today and in the future, remember to do it all in love.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life reflect Your great love to those around me. Let me not act out of character with the love I have received. Instead let me be a dispenser of Your love to those I come in contact with. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.