If you desire to understand the kindest love ever, look no farther than God’s Word. The Bible oozes this kindhearted love from its pages. Here is a small snippet of what I am talking about.
“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil – the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us (those who have become true believers in Christ) used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else.
“But God is rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, He gave us life when He raised Christ from the dead. It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!.”
See, the kindest love ever.
“For He raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of His grace and kindness towards us, as shown in all He had done for us who are united with Christ Jesus.”
This kindest love makes us united in love.
“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:1-10)
May I encourage you today to stop and let these truths sink deep into your heart and soul. Be willing to put your phone down or turn the TV off, and in quietness let God speak to you.
May I encourage you write this passage out. Writing out scripture slows you down. It causes you to think, be focused, and while you do, the Holy Spirit stirs within you to listen and believe. Writing out scripture helps to engage with God where His transforming power can remove your doubts and fears as He lovingly convinces you that He is real and He is fighting for your faith. He wants you to believe and trust so you will follow what He has for you. Right now, Jesus is busy preparing your future; read and write down John 14:1-7. You must prepare yourself for the future He has for you.
May I encourage you that writing out scripture as well as writing out your heart’s desires and even your feelings, helps to hear God in a more clearer way. Think of your notebook or journal as an altar to God. You can reference it often to remember how God is active in your life. His kindest love will become more evident and real to you. Altars were big in the Old Testament. Search the web and find scriptures about the importance of altars. In the search bar, type “scripture on building altars.”
Life changes when the kindest love ever becomes you identity. When God’s love becomes who you are, you become a world changer. When His love finds that sweet spot in your heart, you place yourself in win-win situations. Your life goes from one glory to the next until He comes for you.
“Because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for He chose us in advance, and He makes everything work out according to His plan” (Ephesians 1:11)