Sunday Meditation

You are loved by Jesus. So please, do not measure God’s love for you by how much health, wealth, and comfort he brings into your life.

In John 14:21, Jesus says, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” I love that phrase: “I will love them and manifest myself to them.” That’s what love is. I want you to feel loved by Jesus when he does that for you. You have to have a different view of love than the world.

But we are born again. Our citizenship is in heaven. We are new creatures. We don’t think like the world. To be loved for the Christian is to get more of him. “Go ahead, Jesus. Manifest yourself to me, and I will feel loved.”

God’s perfect love begins with faith. Upon receiving His gift of love, we can have unexplainable peace, joy, and confidence in the worst of situations. It’s often as if we can supernaturally feel His loving arms around us when we need comfort, protection, or feel anxiety. It is by God’s love that fear, worry, and the pain of rejection are removed; something that the unbelieving world cannot understand.


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