I Love You, I Love You, I Love You. – God
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! (1 John 3:1 NIV)
New Year’s day, the first day of the year. What better message to send out to start the year than this: God loves you.
You’ve probably heard it many times over the course of your life, but whether you believe it, well, that’s another matter, isn’t it? It’s quite possible that at certain times and under certain circumstances you fully accept the fact of God’s great love for you. Then, for whatever reason, there are those times when you just cannot wrap your head around it. How could God, the creator of the universe, love me???
Isn’t it great then that your feelings on the subject do not effect, one way or the other, how God feels about you.
God loves you. Not only that, He values you. And best of all, He wants a relationship with you.
His love is so great that the Bible describes it as being lavished upon you! *(1John 3:1 NIV)
Now there’s a word you don’t hear too often anymore. To lavish. It means to expend or give in great amounts or without limit. Think about that…God’s love for you is without limits.
This is one of the most simple, basic truths of the Bible, and yet it can be one of the hardest to believe. You didn’t earn his love. No one did. He offers it to you freely. In the same way you didn’t earn it, nothing you have done in the past can stop Him from loving you. He’s loving you whether you think you deserve it or not.
So start your new year off right. Acknowledge God’s love for you. Accept God’s love for you. And respond to God’s love for you. Your year…and your life…will never be the same.
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