When you look into the mirror, what do you see? Do you see who you really are and are thankful or do you feel frustrated and mad feeling like you don't measure up?
Before we can ever love or serve someone else, we need to first be loved (and receive it).
Most of us can quote John 3:16, for God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
Most of us know that verse in our minds but do we have it in our hearts? Do we truly feel the lavish love of our Heavenly Father? Do we know in our hearts how valuable we are and cherished by Him? Check out these cool verses?
1 John 3:16, 1 John 4:9-10, 1 John 4:16, 1 John 4:18
God's love is more than a high fluent thought or nice children's story, it is a reality that wants to shape the very core of your being. God wants you to rest in your relationship with Him, looking forward to being with Him enjoying His love.
So, how do you know if you have God's love in your heart and not just your head? 1 John 4:18 says perfect love casts out all fear. If you have an unhealthy fear (dread) of God then it probably hasn't sunk into your heart yet? If you often life your life in condemnation and guilt then you probably haven't fully received God's love available to you. If you aren't comfortable in your own skin then you probably haven't fully received the love of God.
God so loved (insert your name) that He gave His one and only Son. Take a few moments today and ask God to pour out His amazing love on every area of your life. Ask Him to take the head knowledge of His love and to implant the reality of that knowledge into your heart. May God's love complete you and fill your life today!
Check out this cool video of God's love on youtube:
Further reading: Ephesians 3:14-19
Inspired by Living L.O.W.D. message from Oak Point Church