Friday, February 14, 2014

Want to Know What Love Is?

To prepare you for today I've shown you what to buy, and wrote two blogs on what to wear (here and here). Now let's talk about love.

Want to know what love is?

This is love...

God showed how much He loves us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. -I John 4:9

I've been studying Romans 8 for a little while and I've found lots of good things in it (it's really an amazing chapter). One of the things I noticed is how the first part of the chapter is about watching your thoughts and keeping them in line with the Word, but before it goes into any of that the whole chapter starts with... "So there is now no condemnation..."

I love that, because we're not perfect and God knows it. He knew what He was getting into when He paid the price for us. So what we've got to remember is that there is no condemnation.

If you've sinned, if you've looked at yourself and belittled how you look or maybe you've allowed pride to settle in...there's no condemnation. He wants you to run right back to Him and tell Him everything. That's love.

That's a love that is almost hard to get your head around. But He truly loves us that much and more.

Remember that today and every day you feel as if you're not good enough. I want to get that concept so deep down in my soul that I not only grasp it for myself, but I want to put it to practice with others as well.

That is love. And His is the kind of love that we can't be seperated from, for later on in Romans 8 it says this...

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow -- not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below -- indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
-Romans 8:38-39

That's God's love letter to us today! Happy Valentine's Day :)

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