You ever felt God's love
11.22.15 Have you ever felt God's love?
God told Israel in Exile, "I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you". (Jeremiah 31:3)
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever would believe in him would not perish but have everlasting life." Notice it says that God's love gives. The nature of love is to give. It is "other" focused.
In order to experience God's love, we should not look to a feeling but to that which fits the best description of the other-centeredness that God declares in His Word. In Christianity, the greatest example of the experience of God's love is in the person of Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins. God loves us so much that He took our place on the cross and died for us. Jesus said in John 15:13 that the greatest act of love is to lay your life down for another. This is exactly what Jesus did for us.
To experience God's love is receive by faith the sacrifice of Christ on the cross on our behalf. By trusting in Jesus, by looking to Jesus alone for the forgiveness of your sins through His death, burial, and resurrection, you can then receive the forgiveness of God and begin to experience His love for you.
1. Whenever I hear the song of a bird
Or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by,
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by our lilac tree,
I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heav'nly Father created for me.
2. He gave me my eyes that I might see
The color of butterfly wings.
He gave me my ears that I might hear
The magical sound of things.
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:
I thank him rev'rently
For all his creations, of which I'm a part.
Yes, I know Heav'nly Father loves me.
Words and music: Clara W. McMaster, 1904-1997
God’s Love is peaceful as anything you will ever know, and nothing can compare to it.
His love is unfailing No matter who we are or what we have done, His love is always with us and for us.
I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them. John 17:26
His Love is Real
God loves each of us individually, He didn’t need us, He chose us as His own, and created us to love us. One of the greatest proofs of God’s love for us, is that He sends us any kind of afflictions, and then gives us the grace to go through them. If you have ever felt the pure and Holy love of God, you will never be the same.
Love is an action
God’s love towards us is an action. Everything that happens is because of God. He is the source of life, and everything in it. If you aren’t feeling His presence, it is not because of Him, it is because of you. There is only God, His glory and magnificence are everywhere to behold. He is in everything. There is no darkness in Him, only light and love.
So have you ever felt God's love? I have, every time I get up in the morning I feel God loves me.
Lord thank You for loving me each and every day. Thank You for always being there for me when I wasn't deserving. Lord be with my facebook friends and family and if there is 1 out there that doesn't feel Your love, so Your love to them right now God. Know I love You and I ask these things in Jesus Name Amen.