“We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:16
The love that God has for you is real. He wants you to discover this love that He has for you and He wants you to believe in it. As you do, it grows into a motivating force that will inspire you to live life differently and on a higher level. Notice the following verse.
“Let everything you do be done in love, true love to God and man as inspired by God’s love for us.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14 (AMP)
We see in this verse of scripture that when a person focuses on God’s love for them it inspires something within them… true love for God and for people. Our love for God is to be a response to His love for us. The Bible states in 1 John 4:19, “We love him, because he first loved us.” Notice, He loved us first! Let’s think about that for a moment. Before you were born, while you were in your mother’s womb, then as a child and throughout every day of your life since, including today, He has been loving you! Sadly, many are oblivious to the reality of this love. They may have heard about religious concepts and traditions, but unless they have come to know for themselves this amazing love, their lives will lack the necessary power and inspiration to truly flourish.
So, how do we know that God loves us? Is there any evidence? The answers to those questions are found when an individual discovers the reality of what Jesus has accomplished. In other words, we don’t have to be unsure as to whether or not God truly loves us because He has clearly proven it!
“God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.” – Romans 5:8 (AMP)
“In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins. Beloved, if God loved us so very much, we also ought to love one another. No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!” – 1 John 4:9-12 (AMP)
This relentless love that has marked your life forever is to be your inspiration for living. I want to encourage you today that the same God, who created the universe and everything that we can see, knows you and He wants you to know and to be reminded that He loves you right now in this moment. As you receive His unconditional love today, you will be inspired to live life on a higher level, to walk closer with Him than you ever have before and to love others with the love that you are loved with!