Saturday, October 7, 2017

Receive Real Love

You can't really understand God's love until you experience it. You can hear sermons and songs about the love of God and still not really understand. The love of God is more than sentimental religious talk. It's not vain words about wishful thinking. It's reality only to those who experience it. "Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (Romans 5:5).

God's love comes to you always and only as a gift. That means we can never earn nor deserve God's unconditional love. He is not waiting for you to become good enough to love you. Quite to the contrary, He loves you now. Yet, His love may not be real to you.

Pray the Word: God, I receive Your real love for me, through the Holy Spirit, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Do the Word: Let God love you. Discover the reality of God's love. Remember, God proved His love for you in Christ crucified. Read John 3:16. Invite the Holy Spirit to fill you with God's love daily.