Responding to Gods Love
Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Sometimes we are so pleased with our efforts, shoulders up, even before God. Other times, we feel like we are far from good enough. On these two occasions, there’s still one reality:
And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.
You were saved by GRACE and you remain saved by grace, not by your works.
This just shows us how much God loves us. God, our Father, is the very essence of love. The understanding of this truth is important because only then will you come alive to the truth that God loves you because that’s who He is – love.
God’s love for you is independent of who you are and what you’ve done. God created us so that we can comprehend and respond to His love. He created us for a relationship with Himself, some times it doesn’t look that way, and this is because of the consequence of Adam’s fall, alongside the entire human race. Adam’s fall brought about the sin nature. The sin nature brought about the inability to relate with God.
God didn’t leave us in this mess but “showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”(Romans 5:8)
So here’s what Jesus did:
But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Jesus saved us, purified us, restored us to right standing with God, by His blood. Now we can boldly relate with God and experience first hand His love for us because of what Jesus has done.
Whether you feel good or bad about yourself, always remember what Jesus has done and relate with your Father with confidence, knowing that He loves you…always.
Thank you Jesus for the gift of your love. I am forever grateful to be loved by you, in every circumstance, in every situation, I boast of your love. Amen
Author – Angela