Love: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: such as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others; a person’s adoration of God (Definitions by Merriam-Webster)
“Love” is tossed around so freely these days. We have made it cheap, made it dirty, made it hurtful, made it serve us. But that’s not LOVE.
LOVE – the real LOVE is completely life changing. LOVE was created by God himself. He is LOVE.
Make no mistake about it, God is LOVE.
If a small part of you just had flashes of things that contradict this, I encourage you to look closer. Sometimes we have confused God with people who say they are his people. You know the ones I’m talking about… with signs and yelling or sweet smiles and words that cut through your heart.
Don’t mistake God for people who use his name for their own power or purpose.
God – the real, living, holy God – is LOVE. And this incredible God of the universe LOVES you more than you can even comprehend.
Throw away everything you’ve learned about religion and just come into relationship with God himself. Religion is flawed, but God is perfect. Religion has hurt, but God never harms.
He promises not only to love us, and demonstrates it in the sacrificial life of Jesus, but he also promises to work all things for our good. So, even the bad things caused by us or others, He promises to make them good. Isn’t that amazing?
He knows us intimately and still loves us.
He patiently and graciously woos us to him and then sets us on a path He created to perfectly fit all of our giftings and dreams, in order for us to enjoy a life filled with joy and peace.
Who else? Who else in our lives does this?
Sweet beloved, you are called beloved because you are LOVED.
My prayer for you today is that you would truly come to know this God and this LOVE I am telling you about because He is real!! I know this because of how He has changed every part of my life, my body, my soul, my mind.
He. LOVES. You.
Just as you are.
He calls you beautiful. He calls you beloved. He calls you child. He calls you friend.
I pray these words would shift from just an understanding in your mind into a full understanding in your heart. May His LOVE wash over you to bring healing, hope and happiness!