1 John 4:9-10 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Why should the most powerful, majestic and holy being in the entire universe love us lowly, sinful, little rugrats? (Rugrat is a small child who is learning to get around by crawling and eventually walking on their own. They are very short on social skills and are trying to grow and develop. They are rude, whinny and very temperamental and sometimes straight up bad. With time and good training they can mature and become a great asset to society.) I hope you’re not insulted that I called us rugrats but we are like young children to God and we have to spiritually grow up and mature. We are created beings who sinned from our very beginning and who were disobedient, lied, cheated and killed. (Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel.) We all are sinners and fall far short of the holiness of God. But as bad and as flawed as we are our creator has crazy love for us!!! He surely doesn’t have to love us. But why does He?
If you see God only as starting in Genesis 1, you will not get the whole picture about how much God loves you. His love for us did not start with creation…it goes further back than that! If people understood this concept there would never be any abortions. Life doesn’t start in the womb…it starts in God’s mind! This is where the thought of our existence was first conceived by God’s love. God loved you before any of this thing called creation was solidified. We are not an after effect of 2 humans uniting. Nobody’s life is unplanned or unexpected. Nobody is a mistake or happened by accident. Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Satan tries to get you to believe the lie that you’re nobody. He even tries to get you to believe in evolution or that there is no God so he can cover up God’s love for you. This is one of his greatest deceptions. The devil tries to get you to believe that God doesn’t love you because of all the struggles and turmoil’s in your life. It’s all lies I tell you it’s a lie!!!!!
Every year millions of kids are told a big lie that there’s a man name Santa Claus who will bring you good things. Let’s not forget about the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny! Not only did we believe it ourselves, but we fed this lie it to our own children. You’re an adult now and although you were manipulated to believe these lies you now know the truth and nobody can ever get you to start believing in Santa Claus again. Well the devil feed us all a pack of lies our whole life until we got saved. We know the truth now but let’s get the whole truth which is just how much and why God’s loves us so much. Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love
You see when you know and understand how much God really loves you won’t be affected by life’s natural daily struggles. This is why Job said “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”( Job 13:15) He couldn’t have dealt with such tragedy if he was sure of God’s love for him.
1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
So you see God had plans for you all along. These are good plans too. One day while in my deep prayer closet time with the Lord I asked Him why did He create us. He asked me why did I want children. I told Him that I wanted someone to love that was a part of me and He said to me, that’s why I wanted children, I wanted someone to love that was a part of me”. Knowing God… I’m sure God has created many different galaxies and other beings. But I think that creating someone and calling them your children then coming up with a plan to redeem them made us more special than any other of His created beings.
I think God has a lot of feelings when it comes to you and me. He greatly humiliated Himself when He came down from Heaven in the form of a man and let the beings He created tortured Him and then murder Him. God put the 3rd person of the trinity in the people who accepted His Son Jesus so that He can be in constant communication with them. If that ain’t love I just don’t know what is!!!! He will also one day take away all of their sadness and wipe away all their tears!!! Then He makes a great home for them to live in and they will reign and rule with Him forever!!!
I never thought that anyone could love me this way. At first I didn’t know how to receive God’s love for me. I had been programed my whole life to be in a low self-esteem mode to the point of trying to commit suicide. I didn’t even let my husband love me back then. I just thought I was not worthy of that kind of love. But over time I began to feel the power of God’s love. The more I learned God’s word I began to understand why God really created me. I started to feel really special. I now go around saying to myself….”I’m God’s girl”!!! I know this full well now!
Psalm 139:13 -14 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
God even reassures us that nothing will remove His love for us…. Romans 8:37-38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Now this is some really deep love. We haven’t even always acted right ya’ll! You know we must get on God’s nerves sometimes but nothing…I said nothing will ever separate us from this love from our Father God! This is why Jesus and the Holy Spirit is working overtime to get us to live a holy life in preparation for eternity with the Father. God thought of everything!
In light of the holiness of God that can bring on the wrath of God if you have not accepted the gift of God which is JESUS…you can tell just how much God loves us. Read these scriptures and see what we were spared from.
(Nahum 1:2-6) 2The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and vents his wrath against his enemies. 3The Lord is slow to anger but great in power; the Lord will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.4He rebukes the sea and dries it up; he makes all the rivers run dry. Bashan and Carmel wither and the blossoms of Lebanon fade. 5The mountains quake before him and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, the world and all who live in it. 6Who can withstand his indignation? Who can endure his fierce anger? His wrath is poured out like fire; the rocks are shattered before him.
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 makes me wanna cry….” But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” It makes me wanna cry out for joy! Jesus death was a demonstration of God’s love for me! He not only loved me but did something to prove it. A powerful God humiliated Himself because He loves me so. And He saved me from ever experiencing the wrath of God! Now that is really powerful!!!
This is what makes me want to get on my face before the throne of God and kiss His feet for the rest of my life. Sometimes I just randomly just start crying because I’m overwhelmed that God loves me that much.
God loves me because He is love as it says in the bible. 1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. God is love and when I die I’m going to experience the incredible full blast power of this love on me. I feel a microscopic amount of this now…can you imagine feeling 100% of God’s love? This is why I’m not worrying about my mom and brother who is with the Lord in heaven receiving all that goodness right now. I’m so happy for them.
I really hope that my blog today in some small way has helped you ponder the love that God has for you. I feel this is so important in a Christian’s life and can motivate you to make your life a living sacrifice to God for His kingdom.
Ephesians 2:4-5 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. THANK YOU GOD FOR YOUR WONDERFUL AMAZING GRACE AND FOR YOUR GREAT LOVE FOR US!