We have read Scriptures about God’s love.
We’ve heard sermons and lessons, read articles, and perhaps taught others about His love.
But do we take the time to GRASP, FULLY UNDERSTAND, REALIZE how much God loves us?
**Take a break from reading and ask the Father to help you more fully grasp His love, then click on the Scriptures below to learn or be reminded of some of the ways He shows us His love.**
Would you and I purposefully die for our enemies?
We were once enemies of God because we did not follow Him; but He sent His son Jesus to die for us in order to save us from the punishment that our sins deserve. See Romans 5:7-8.
Can you imagine giving your only son to DIE for anyone? God the Father did. See John 3:16.
But Jesus was NOT forced to die; He made the decision to lay down His life. See John 10:17-18. Imagine the love Jesus must have for us that led Him to CHOOSE to die so that we can become God’s CHILDREN. See John 1:11-13.
Consider the benefits He gives when we give our lives to Him.
When anyone becomes a Christian, He forgives us of our sins and the Holy Spirit lives in us. See Acts 2:38.
As humans, it is our nature to try to preserve our lives. But we know we will not live on this earth forever. As Christians, however, we know that we will live FOREVER with God. See Romans 6:23.
We not only have the privilege of asking God for what we need in prayer, we are commanded to do so! See Matthew 7:7-11 and Philippians 4:6-7. This includes casting all our care on Him. See 1 Peter 5:7.
Do you need wisdom? He gives it to His children. See James 1:5.
He gives us grace, which we don’t deserve. See James 4:4-6.
All Christians are given one or more spiritual gifts. See 1 Corinthians 12:1-11.
God provides a way for us to have purpose in our work. See Col 3:17 and Col 3:23-24.
The fruit of the Spirit, which He gives us, glorifies God and helps us in our everyday lives. Galatians 5:22-23.
We are part of the most important group in the world, the church, which is “the body of Christ” and we each have a purpose in that body. See 1 Cor 12:12-31.
He teaches us to rejoice and gives us peace. See Philippians 4:4-7.
What should we think about? He tell us. See Philippians 4:8. Consider the benefits of thinking on these things.
This is not a complete list of the good gifts our Father gives us, but each one demonstrates His deep love for you as His child.
What will you do to help you remember these truths so you can put them into practice and be blessed?
-Jo Umberger, Vice President, NewLife Behavior International | firstname.lastname@example.org.