I Have The Love Of God
I have the love of God.
There are not enough ways to say that. The Bible says that He loves me in many places and He proves it in many ways but recently He has made it more deeply personal for me. Recently, I have known more completely that He loves me than I have ever been able to know it before. It is not that I am better than before. I have only learned one thing . . . that His love is the only thing I need. In spite of the fact that I don*t deserve it, I have His love. We must be careful that our elevated feelings and emotions are based upon God*s truth. Recently I have experienced heightened feelings and emotions about His love for me. Perhaps He could not trust me with those feelings before. Occasionally when I am doing nothing for a moment and my only thought is to wonder what the Lord wants of me next, I become aware that the thing He wants me to do is simply to know that I have His love. There is nothing else that I need. Nothing else matters. There is nothing that I have ever enjoyed more than knowing that. His love is the most precious commodity in the universe and He gives it to me. Those are moments that no one intrudes upon, nor could they. For a moment or two I have emotions and feelings that I can*t come close to describing. Joy . . . tears . . . peace . . . and excitement all at the same time. What I do becomes unimportant and what I have becomes all important. I have had joy in the past over things of God, but never over the simple idea that I have His love and I will always have it. My joy in the past has mostly been connected to something that I did or something that He did through me. He loves me for nothing. His love is a free gift. Sometimes a few hours pass after these special moments of knowing that He loves me before problems arise to bother me. And the problems don*t seem very important. The biggest problem I have is that after those moments I often forget that I have His love. And then I fail Him. Forgetting that He loves me is the first failure and is always followed by others. He knew I would forget about His love and fail Him. And STILL I have His love. In those times I learn that God is sovereign over all things, even my feelings and emotions. And I want Him to be.
1 John 3:1a: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: . . .
Psalms 46:10a: Be still, and know that I am God: . . .
1 John 4:8b: . . . God is love.