Are you aware of the magnitude of God’s love for you?
1 John 3:1 ~~ See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what, we are!
God is in love with you. In fact, He is so in love with you that He has given you everything that He has.
Believing This Truth
We need to start believing this. When we start to believe it, we will start to actually live it.
Every morning when we wake up and every night before we go to sleep we need to say out loud, “ I believe the love the Lord has for me.” Doing this will help it to get deep within our spirit and will build up our faith.
Yes — You!
What a wonderful thing to know — God loves you. He doesn’t just love you a little bit, but bunches and bunches and oodles and oodles. There is no measurement for His love.
Psalm 103:11 amp ~~ “For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness towards those who fear and worship Him [with awe-filled respect and deepest reverence].”
Ephesians 3:18 amp ~~ “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]
Did you catch that?
Not only is God’s love unmeasurable. His love is endless. There is no expiry date on His love. It is never ending and it is lasting.
Sometimes I admit I have forgotten this. I have either allowed the curve balls of life to distract me, or I have simply grown complacent. I have often gone throughout my day not even realizing just how much I am loved. In fact, I am not even sure if I have ever grasped in totality the magnitude of His love for me. The more time that I spend with Him, the more my eyes and heart are opened to the magnitude of His love.
I have realized that I have often tried to attain His love through trying to become a better person. The fact is, God loves us as is. If we never change in any way again — He will still love us the same as if we were to change. There is nothing that we can do to make God love us any more than He does today. In addition, there is nothing that we can do that will make Him love us any less.
Not Striving – Accepting
It is through His love for us and our belief in His love that we start to return our love back to Him. When we begin returning His love – our lives will ultimately change. The change is not something that we have to strive for. This love is what propels us to become more and more like Him. It is through the magnitude of His love and accepting this love, that we begin to take on some of His character traits.
In order to truly grasp His love for us, it is imperative that we get to know the One that loves us to the highest degree. This is done by staying connected with Him.
John 15:5 amp ~~ “I am the Vine; you are the branches, The one who remains in Me and I in him bears much fruit, for [otherwise] apart from Me [that is, cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing
When you are building a relationship with others you spend time with them. You go for coffee and you listen and ask questions. You call them on the phone or text them to see how they are doing. Building relationship requires that we get vulnerable and start sharing with others who we truly are. The best relationships are when there is give and take. Who wants to be around someone who always monopolizes the conversation? Or is always being negative? Or is always wanting something from you?
We need to build a relationship with the Lord the way we do with everyone else. When we spend quiet time with Him reading His Word, He shares with us His heart. We share with Him our heart through prayer. Are your prayers full of only requests? Is there balance? Do you spend the same amount of time listening to Him, as you do talking to Him?
Making it Real
If you are not aware of the magnitude of the Lords love for you or if you have grown complacent and weary may I suggest the following:
~ carve out 15 minutes a day to sit quietly with Him
~ read scripture – I suggest you start in John – start with 10 minutes a day
~ pray – be mindful of not only talking to Him about all your problems and complaints – let Him also know what it is that you are thankful for. Is there balance to your prayers? Are you only making requests of Him or are you also asking Him what you can do for Him?
~ start your day by acknowledging Him and ask Him to direct your path for the day
~ end your day by letting Him know what you are grateful for that day
The more time you spend investing in your relationship with God, the better you will be able to grasp the magnitude of the love that He has for you. “I believe the love the Lord has for me”.
Thank You for a Your love. Thank you for showing me the magnitude of Your love. I pray that You will meet with me throughout the day and help me to see who You truly are. Thank You for loving each and every part of me – the good, the not so good and the broken parts. I want to know You more. Put within my heart a desire and thirst for Your Word. I ask that You meet me in the pages of Your Word and that You illuminate truths to my heart.
Forgive me for my doubts and my complacency. Help me to stay on the narrow path and when I stumble I pray that Your Spirit will come to my aid and steer me back in the right direction. I pray that You will show me the magnitude of the love that You have for me. Thank you Lord, for spending this time with me and for ministering to my heart. I love You Jesus and I am looking forward to building our relationship each and every day. In Jesus’ Name ~~~~~ amen
Do you believe the love that the Lord has for you? What do you do to help grow your relationship with God? I would love to hear from you in the comments as well as pray for you
Be Blessed 💞💞💞