If I wrote about God’s love today it would be incomplete next week because it’s ever unfolding. I know we receive as much of it as we allow in, and as much as we know to be available (there’s truthfully more than we know what to do with). HIS LOVE is the intensity of love I desired and sought most of my life…. then came the revelation that I’ve ALWAYS had this kind of love and acceptance.
The Word says LOVE is patient, kind, doesn’t insist on its own way (aka control), is not self-seeking, boastful, or easily angered; that it never fails. That it always preserves, trust, and hopes.
Then the Word makes the bold declaration that GOD IS THIS LOVE!
This kindness, this patience, this slowness to anger, this trust, this hope….
This perseverance! (the part that pursues us in our lowest place and declares TRUTH over us even when we don’t LOOK the truth).
I know God’s love surrounds and protects. I know it convicts and changes you permanently. It comforts the lonely, nurtures the motherless, forgives the unforgivable, casts out fear, and heals all wounds. When you taste and take a big gulp of God’s REAL love, it SATISFIES and SATIATES.
To TRULY see God and understand the DEPTH of His love for us: Overwhelming. Life Changing. Goals.
Abba, I pray that everyone reading this would receive a deeper understanding of Your love for them. Allow the power of Your love to heal every broken place and comfort every fear. Draw us in with Your loving-kindness. Reveal Your heart to individuals, cities, and nations. You are Who we need!
“O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.”
Psalms 86:5 NLT
“Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!”
Psalms 34:8 NLT
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”
1 John 4:18 NLT
“For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.”
Proverbs 3:12 NLT
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
“Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord will hold me close.”
Psalms 27:10 NLT
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 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.”
1 John 4:7-10 NIV