As children of faith in Christ Jesus, this is truth:
“We know that we live in Him and He in us, because He has given us His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.”
1 John 4:13-15 NIV
Given these truths, what difference does that make in the lives of us as His royal Kingdom family??? Here is why it matters:
- We know the love God has for us.
- We rely on the love God has for us.
To know the love of God for us, it can be seen all around us every second of our day and He also tells us about His love for us in His written Word, the Bible that is an amazing Book. It is a book written over thousands of years, by many different authors over several continents and it all ties in perfectly together to tell the story of people’s need for Jesus as our Savior from our personal sins. It tells of He who came to this earth to show us the forever unfailing love of God by dying Himself upon a cross to pay the penalty for everyone’s sins (falling short of the glory of God). Through faith in His intentional love act on our behalf, we are reconciled to our all-loving God and He has rescued us forever from the enemy of this world, Satan and given us a seat in His heavenly Kingdom as His royal child!!! Now how sweet is He to us kids of faith!!!
Jesus has made and continues to make life possible because He loves us and every good and perfect gift is coming down from our Father of heavenly lights to testify to His love and care for each of us as His kids!!! The question for us all in knowing of His love for us is this: Are we relying on the love of God for us??? To “rely” is to lean upon, to trust in, to support oneself.
In this world of many gifts including not only tangible, physical things, there are also relationships in our lives that we can be tempted to rely upon. While these things are truly gifts in our lives, it is important to be able to truly “rely” upon, to lean upon, to trust in and to support oneself in the knowledge that our Father forever loves us with unfailing, unconditional love, He delights in us and that He is always with us, never will He leave us nor forsake us!!!
He is all the time working perfect loving good for us as we look to Him to help us in ALL of life!!! He is the only source in life that we can truly “rely” upon and He is forever faithful and praiseworthy!!! To love the Creator more than all the created is the key to true confidence and victory in this life and for forever life!!! He is worthy of our total love and trust!!!
“God IS love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in Him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence…”
1 John 4:16-17 NIV
I ask you as I ask myself in application of our Father’s Word today, in what area(s) of life is our Father asking you to rely upon, to trust in and support yourself in the knowledge of His love for you??? I ask this because if we each do not support ourselves in the knowledge of our Father’s love for us and rest in it as sufficient, nobody nor anything can do that for us!!! Hence, to not rely on our Father’s love for us would be to forever miss out on perfect love which is what every person’s heart desires!!! It is a personal love relationship between you and your Father and me and my Father!!! I want to encourage your heart, dear one, to lean intentionally into our Father’s love for you as sufficient and unfailing for you!!! Trust in it, put down your weight on it and rest there in it!!! When we do that, we then have a personal heart that is a wellspring of love in which we can intentionally step out into life to share His love with others around us!!!
“We love because He first loved us.”
1 John 4:19 NIV
I love this song here that talks about His love for us each one!!! Have a great day where you are and know you are “fully and perfectly” loved by the King of kings and Lord of lords!!! He is our “Abba, Father forever.”