Living in the Light of God's Love
I remember the first time someone I was dating told me they loved me. I didn't believe them. I thought, "Sure I like this guy and he likes me. But he doesn't know me. Not the way that love requires." I thought that love had a set of requirements like a checklist. And once you met all of those then you could talk about love. Thankfully I learned that love doesn't work that way. There is no checklist. There are no requirements. And the best part? Love is a verb...and God's love is always active in our lives.
Do you believe that God loves you?
John chapter 1 says "God is love." This means that He is always loving, and He desires for us to experience His love. In this devotional, we will explore the love of God and how it can transform our lives. We will also look at some of the ways that we can reject His love. Let's dive into the Bible and see what we can learn about the light of God's love!
At the very beginning of John chapter 1, we see that God is constantly pouring out His love on us. He created the world out of love and continues to show His love in every area of our lives. Whether we are going through a difficult time or experiencing joy, God is with us every step of the way, showering us with His love.
But despite this incredible love, we sometimes find ourselves rejecting God's love and turning away from Him. We may be tempted by sin or become distracted by the busyness of life, and we may lose sight of God's love for us. But if we seek to reconnect with God's light of love, He will show us the way back to Him.
No matter what we go through in life, nothing can separate us from the love of God. This is reassuring to know, especially when we are facing difficult times. The Bible says,
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:38-39).
So even when we feel alone or forsaken, we can rest assured knowing that God's love for us is unchanging and unconditional. He desires nothing more than to be with us and to shower us with His love. Let's thank Him today for His never-ending love and for always being there for us!
Until Everyone Hears,
Thank you for your love. Thank you for pouring your love into us and filling us with your warmth and compassion. We need your love, Lord. And we are grateful for all of the ways that you show us your love. Please keep showering us with your love and keep us close to your heart.
In Jesus' name,