You, the Beloved

Jeff Love

God’s love is not conditioned on you deserving it.

God’s love is not for sale that you might work for it.

God’s love is not a response to anything lovable in you.

God’s love does not increase or diminish based on what is happening in your life.

God’s love motivates Him in all of His activity towards you.

God’s love for you is what the devil will tempt you most often and most deeply to despair over.

God’s love is not a judicial technicality but a relational invitation.

God’s love for you predates your earthly life and extends beyond your earthly life.

God’s love for you is meant to foster rest in your spirit.

God’s love for you will soak your mind with peace.

God’s love for you will still your heart when storms are pounding you.

God’s love for you is more solid than a father’s love, more deep than a spouse’s love, more pure than a child’s love and more protective than a mother’s love.

God’s love for you gives what is best and removes what impedes that which is His best.

God’s love for you remains uninterrupted, even when your love for Him grows cold.

God’s love for you is unapologetic. He is not ashamed of you. He delights in you as His chosen child.

God’s love for you is relentless, pursuing wanderers, subduing rebels, holding tight the frantic and fearful, and winning over the skeptical.

 

Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write it this way:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:14-19