Do You Know How God Loves You and How He Sees You?
John 3:16 (NIV)
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.
John 3:16 is one of the first verses we learn in Sunday school as children or as new Christians. It’s probably one of the major verses which stirs the heart for salvation. It brings peace and joy to our souls, but throughout most of our busiest of days, we forget about that verse and what it really means to us.
Because of God’s love for us, we have been empowered in life to never be alone. We don’t have to face our trials alone ever or be lonely! We are loved by God unconditionally so when you ask God for anything, you can receive it.
Unconditional Godly love means that no matter what you’ve done or no matter how many sins you’ve committed, you can ask God to forgive you for anything, repent and God will forgive you. That’s it, it’s done with God. So if you’re sick, but you’re afraid to ask God to heal you because you don’t believe that you’re good enough, you need to change your thinking TO GOD’S WAYS!
As we grow in Christ we come to understand the many differences between the way we understand or perceive God’s Word and the reality or truth of it. Worldly thinking in many important areas of life can keep us from understanding the simplicity of scripture. We judge it by our interpretation of life based upon environment and experience.
Salvation in Christ brings us a new interpretation of life that begins with God’s extraordinary love for us. We see that love in His sacrifice of His Son for us and as we practice Mark 12:30-31 we’ll become blessed to not only understand it, but allow it to work through us to love God and to love others.
Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Once we mentally and emotionally adjust to the magnificence of God’s love for all, we can allow it to overflow throughout every part of our beings. We learn to forgive even our enemies and we also learn to love ourselves in a way that makes our lives open for daily miracles for Christian growth, healing or whatever we need because faith works through our love. If you need more faith, increase your love for God and it will overflow to others and create great faith.
Galatians 5:6 (ASV)
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.
We need to love ourselves God’s way to remain open and always feeling worthy to receive from God. We also need to be selective about who we spend time with. While it’s scriptural to always forgive (Mark 11:26), keeping company with people who willing harm you or enjoy keeping your emotions raw without repentance should not be a part of your life. They will keep you from the depth of God’s love for you and your ability to love yourself and others.
If you’re having a problem believing that God has healed you, allow His love to open your mind that He loves you so much He sacrificed His Son so that YOU can walk in perfect health and receive healing should you need it!
Building Your Scope Of How God Loves You
Practice Mark 12:30-31 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-11 in your daily life. Trust God to help you while you rest in Christ, giving Him your weaknesses as you see them so that you’ll continue to grow in God’s love rather than giving up because of the challenges to your love that occur in daily live. In time you’ll have developed great confidence to receive your blessings.