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Assurance of GOD'S LOVE


God is perfect and pure love (1 John 4:8). ‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails’ (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Whenever you find yourself getting impatient, unkind, envious, boastful, proud, rude, self-seeking, easily angered, unforgiving or having other wrong attitudes, come back to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you of your sins and to give you the right attitude by filling your heart with His love.

We need to know the love of God the Father (1 John 3:1), the love of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:17-19) and the love of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:30). God is a Trinity (tri-unity) of three eternal and distinct persons and the Holy Trinity reveals the perfect love of God (Matthew 28:19). First and foremost God the Father has revealed His love by sending His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8-10). We are to rely on the love that God has for us (1 John 4:16). If you understand what Jesus has done for you in dying upon the cross you will not doubt the love of God. Rather you will be compelled by the love of Christ to live for God, being convinced that He died to save you (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). I know that God’s love is faithful and true.

We will all face the storms of life, yet no difficultly, hardship or problem can separate a true believer from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:35-39). People turn away from God because they do not remain in His love to build an intimate friendship with Him (John 15:9-14). True faith must express itself by love (Galatians 5:6). If you are unsure of God’s love you should lay hold of these Scriptures: ‘And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us... But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us’ (Romans 5:5,8). Focus on the fact that Jesus gave His life for you and allow the Spirit of God to pour His incredible love into your heart. Pray this kind of prayer often:

“Lord God, fill me with Your love. Let me understand the depths of love that Jesus has in dying for me. I open my heart for the Holy Spirit to pour God’s love into my life. Let me know the perfect love of my heavenly Father and help me to remain in Your love forever.”

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