The Power of God’s Love – Part 2
1 John 4:19 – We love Him because He first loved us.
Zechariah 2:8 – For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.
God loves you completely and unconditionally but without your knowing it and receiving it, it would make no difference. It is like your uncle leaving you a fortune in his bank account and you are not aware of it, you will not be able to benefit from it. The same applies to the love of God for you. In Hosea 4:6, the bible says ‘My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge’. So ignorance of the love of God deprives of you of your privileges in Christ. In Galatians 5:6, the bible made it clear that our faith works by love. If you are not confident of God’s love for you personally, your faith in God to deliver you and bless you will be very weak. When kids get into trouble they call and run their parents because they are sure of the love and support of their parents. The full force and warmth of God’s love is missing in some people’s life because while they know that God loves them, they have not embraced or believed it. It is not what you know that saves you; it is what you do with what you know. Think and act like someone that is loved by God. Don’t allow what people say or what circumstance tell you to determine your acceptance of God’s love for you.
In Psalm 23, David said, ‘even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil, because you are with me’. This is vital to see the manifestation of the power of God’s love in your life. The leper in Matthew 8:1-4 said to Jesus ‘if you will, you can make me clean’, Jesus responded and said ‘I will, be clean’ and his leprosy left Him. Firstly the leper knew Jesus could cure him but he was not confident in the love of Christ for Him, then Jesus assured Him, that not only can he heal Him, he is willing and loves the man enough to heal him.
You need to begin to see yourself as loved and accepted by God. You should meditate on that until it becomes real to you. The more real the love of God for you becomes real to you the more effective your faith become and the more mountains you will remove. God’s love for you is everlasting.
Psalm 23, Galatians 6:5
Personal Declaration for the Day
Heavenly father, I acknowledge and receive your love for me and I live with the consciousness that you love me completely.
Questions for you to reflect on:
How do you cure ignorance?
Have you received God’s love for you yet?