If there’s one thing you need to know above all others, it’s that God loves you. No matter what you’ve done or not done, said or not said, God loves you! Consider these verses:
– He delivered me because He delighted in me ~ 2 Sam. 22:20
– Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee ~ I Kings 10:9
– to the saints that are in the earth is all My delight ~ Ps. 16:3
Even His correction is a sign of His love: For whom the Lord loveth he corrects; even as a father the son in whom He delights (Prov. The Bible says He also delights in your prayers! I sure do love that kid!” His love is all-encompassing. All the other characteristics of God flow from His great heart of Love. No matter what you might do or say today, no matter what you might regret or wish you could undo, He’s already forgiven you for it. Every day – just like manna – you get a fresh dose of mercy. You are pre-forgiven for everything because He loves you.
Healing, physical, mental and emotional, flows from God’s heart of Love. The Bible says God was ‘well pleased’ with Him. Psalm 29 says the LORD will bless His people with peace (v. 11), so apparently, peace is a blessing from God. Because He loves you!, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. He will love thee and bless thee and multiply thee (Deut. Blessing and prosperity flow from God’s great heart of love. Every letter the Apostles wrote that are recorded in the New Testament start or end with an affirmation of God’s grace, favor, and blessing that are integral with His great love. Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, Peter said. If you don’t know and fully understand the love of God, you also don’t know, understand and receive the blessings that are a part of His infinite love.
” God loves me.” You need to say that over and over to yourself until it renews your mind to the Truth. Just the thought of it should create a stirring in your heart of hearts, a ‘quickening’ that attests to the reality of His love for you In this was manifested the love of God toward us: that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. Herein is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (I John 4:9 -10). There are dozens of Bible verses that affirm God’s love for you and me. You begin to develop an understanding of His great Love, compassion, mercy, and peace. Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God!
Pick one or two verses each day. Like a magnifying glass, focused attention will bring revelation and allow God to release new wisdom into your mind. Paul told Timothy to meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them (I Tim. but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Tim. Believing God loves you unquestionably and unconditionally will drive fear away because you will know you can trust Him to take care of you. 4:19) because He loves you! He didn’t feel the need to pray for his own needs because he trusted God’s love, mercy, grace, and peace to take care of him. Instead, he functioned from a place of love and obedience, praying that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all judgment (Phil. Pray for God to make you more aware of His love in your life.