God is Love…
Love is more than what God does…Love is Who God is.
If you are in Christ, you are a child of God, loved and cherished by your Father. His love is not dependent on your actions, your attitudes, or your beliefs. His love has nothing to do with your past or your circumstances.
God loves you because He is love.
There is nothing you can do to make Him love you more, and there is absolutely nothing that can separate you from His love. God is love.
Children are known by their behavior; their actions show if they are innocent or good. (Proverbs 20:11)
As believers, though, as His children, the world knows us by our actions. And our actions are a reflection of our relationship with the Lord. Non-believers see us and judge our God by our behavior. They won’t know His love if they don’t see it in us…and we can’t love like Him if we don’t spend time in His transforming presence.
We must love others– the broken, dirty, sinful world– just as Jesus loves us– His broken, dirty, sinful believers. The only difference between a believer and a non-believer? The merciful, forgiving, infinite love of Jesus!
The infinite love of God is beyond anything we can understand, and it changes everything!
Lord, make me like Jesus. Thank You for loving me and changing me, but I recognize my continual need for growth and wisdom. Flood me with Your Holy Spirit that others would see Your love and mercy in me. Make me like Jesus!