Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Can you see the love of God?
The greatest demonstration of God’s love and mercy is Jesus.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (King James Version, KJV)
Because of the blood of Jesus, your sins are forgiven. There is nothing the enemy can hold over your head.
Hebrews 8:12 For I will demonstrate my mercy to them and will forgive their evil deeds, and never remember again their sins. (The Passion Translation TPT)
He can remind you of your past, but you can tell him about your future.
Revelation 21:4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. (New King James Version NKJV)
You can also tell him about his future.
Revelation 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (New King James Version NKJV)
Gratitude flows because you know God did not demand a sacrifice from you. He provided the sacrifice himself. When you think about it, all you can see is God’s love for you. There may be times when you feel like you are running hard after God because you love Him. The reality is: God is running hard after you. He has been from the beginning.
John 15:16a You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit…(New King James Version NKJV)
Romans 5:8 But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Amplified Bible, AMP)
Live your life so others can see the love of God in you.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, when I met You, I was so young. It never occurred to me I needed to understand love. As I grew older, I thought I knew what love was. I used what my parents showed me as an example. Now I know I really didn’t know love. I could never compare Your love to any love I had experienced. As I embrace your teaching and try to understand what You did for me through Jesus’s death, love takes on a whole new meaning. You made provision for me to come to You. You knew I would stumble. You knew I would not choose You. You worked it out. There’s nothing I can say that would completely express what is in my heart. I just don’t have the words. Though I cannot express what I feel, I can, and I do open my heart to You. I want You to see how much I appreciate Your love by the life that I lead. When I look up love in the Webster’s dictionary; it is wrong. There should be a picture of Jesus hanging on the cross. You required nothing of me, and You gave me all, that’s love!…