Jeremiah 31:3 NLT – Amazing love

Long ago the Lord said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.  With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.

The other day while looking over posts to my Facebook account, I noticed a posting from a dear friend and Pastor.  I asked him if I could share the posting and he graciously gave me permission.  Here are his thoughts:

“As I’m spending some time meditating and listening to music this morning. I felt the overwhelming presence of God’s Love. And I say “overwhelming” because it moved me to tears. I got this message that I’m going to share because someone else may benefit from it. God’s love is not something you can earn or purchase-it’s more valuable than that. God’s love is not something you can convolute or complicate-it’s more simple than that. God’s love is not something you can manufacture or manipulate-it’s much more genuine than that. God’s love is unexplainable & unshakeable. God’s love is available for you whether you feel worthy or not. God’s love is AMAZING!”

Thank you Pastor.  I thank God for you being a part of my life.  I, too, believe that this message is for someone out there who needs or should I say desires to understand what defines the “Love of God”.  What is God’s love?  Well, God’s love cannot be purchased.  It’s free…given to all who accept it.  It has no price tag rather you can receive it just by asking for it.    It’s not complicated at all, it’s simply this, “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 NKJV)  God loved you and He loved me even before time began.  And He continues to love us with an everlasting love.  A love that NEVER ends.

God’s love cannot be manufactured by anyone or any other thing.  It comes from the heart of our Creator.  It’s genuine.  It’s real, having great value and cannot be pretended.  It’s honest and open.  And God’s love is unexplainable and it cannot be shaken.  God said, “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”  God has called you His people.  God is our Creator.  Believe it.  And He will love you forever.  And His love is unfailing.  You can’t be disappointed in His love.  It’s not an earthly love, but an eternal and everlasting love.

Friend, God’s love is amazing.  It truly is.  There was a time in my life where I could not understand the love of God or what it meant to be loved by God.  I was not able to understand because the thought of God was not with me.  I was lost and living for the benefit of myself and no one else.  But let me tell you something, God’s love is real and it’s alive and it’s available.  God’s love is named Jesus.   Yes, God’s love has a name.   A name above all other names.  The Name of Jesus!!!  “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the Name that is above every name, that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11 NIV)  God is love itself.  “If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” (1 John 4:15-16 NIV)  How can we be sure that God lives in us and we possess the love of God?  We need to pray.  We need to ask God to live in us and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  Do you need to seek God today for this?  You can.  Right now if you choose.  Prayer is foundational to a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Our personal relationship with Jesus begins with a prayer and is nurtured through prayer.  Why not begin today with the first prayer.  Ask God to put His love in you in the person of Jesus Christ.

Dear Jesus.  I don’t understand what God’s love means.  I don’t know where to begin, but I am told that God’s love is in the Name of Jesus.  I need this kind of love in my life.  So Lord, come to me and come into my life and heart.  Jesus I acknowledge You as love and the Son of God.  I accept You as my Lord and Savior.  I am a sinner in need of You.  I believe You died for my sins and rose from the grave so that I can live eternally with You.  Thank You for loving me with an everlasting love and placing Your love in me so that I can love others as You love me.  Lead me in Your ways.  In Jesus Name.  AMEN

Don’t believe me, believe God!

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