Do you believe that God loves you and are you experiencing His love in your life? Many Christians believe that God loves them but they fail to tap into the blessings of the love of God. Being rooted and grounded in the love of God sets you above all circumstances. This article gives you the reason to have faith in God’s love for you.
So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. And may you, having been [deeply] rooted and [securely] grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints (God’s people) the width and length and height and depth of His love [fully experiencing that amazing, endless love]; and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience] – Ephesians 3:17-19a (AMP).
God loves you and He wants you to experience His love in your life. It makes no sense that you are a child of God and you don’t know what it means to be loved by your Father. Every child expects his or her father to show his love for him or her. Are you expecting God to show His love for you or are you doubting His willingness to do so? Your expectation shall not be cut off (Proverbs 23:18). Have faith in God’s love for you!
You need to go beyond knowing that God loves you to experiencing His love in your life. The Father’s love for you is amazing and endless and it surpasses the knowledge you have about it, it is best experienced. O! What love God has for you.
Apostle John, the beloved of Christ (John 21:20), knew this love and truly lived in it. The books written by Apostle John reveal this amazing love of Christ more than the rest of the books of the New Testament. He wrote out of his experience of Christ’s love for him (1 John 1:2). He too in return loved Jesus dearly and put his trust in Christ as a child would. Apostle John was always among the three often separated to be with Christ (Matthew 17:1-13, Matthew 26:36-38) and interestingly, Jesus committed His mother, Mary to him to take care of (John 19:25-27). His deep love for Jesus made him to desire to be close to Him at all times (John 13:23) and he ended up with deep revelations of God’s love for man (e.g. 1 John 4:7-21).
Expectation on God’s love for you
What are you to expect from God’s love? You are to expect that
1. He will keep His word concerning you.
When you have faith in the love of God for you, you will expect Him to fulfil his word in your life. You will not doubt His willingness to do what He said He will do in your life; Christ Himself said He is willing (Matthew 8:3). God will do what He said He will do (Numbers 23:19). Whatever promises in the word of God that you believe God for will be done for you by God.
2. He will do the best for you
When you have faith in God’s love for you, you will believe God for the best. You will believe that, indeed without any doubt, God’s thoughts for you are not of evil but of good to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11). Who will God give the best of all things to, if not His own children who believe Him for the best? A true father will always give the best to his children, especially to the one who believes that he loves him and will give him nothing short of his best.
3. He will give men for you
God will give men for you and exchange people for your life because He loves you (Isaiah 43:4). This is how much God is ready to show His love for you. In a situation where the enemy has targeted you for death, and somebody must die, another person will die in your place. If somebody must be removed in an organization, etc., and you are being targeted, God will cause another person to go so that you will remain.
Effects of your faith in the love of God for you
When you have faith in God’s love for you, your Christian life will not be the same again
1. Your prayer life will be enhanced.
You will not go to God as a beggar in prayers, you will approach Him as His beloved child. You will pray expecting answers, not some but all, according to His perfect will for you. You will not pray with many words (Matthew 6:7), but will rise from prayers with confidence knowing that since you have tabled your issue before God that it is settled (1 John 5:14-15). In summary, you will truly pray in faith.
2. You will become bold
You will become bold in the Lord, because you will be too sure that God is with you, for if God be for you who can be against you (Romans 8:31). You will not be afraid, for the Spirit of love, power and of a sound mind dwells in you (2 Timothy 1:7).
3. You will have peace
Your faith in the love of God for you will flood peace into your soul. You will have no anxiety but peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:6-7). Children don’t bother themselves when their father is around. They believe that their father can handle anything that comes their way.
In conclusion, if you love God and are keeping His commandments (John 14:15), then you should also have faith in God’s love for you that you may experience God in His fullness in your life. You love Him because He first loved you (1 John 4:19).
Ngozi Nwoke is a teacher, speaker, counselor and author of “Peace Money Can’t Buy” and “The Man Jesus: What You Need to Know About Christ”. She has a passion to teach people how to enjoy peace, God’s love, and Christian living for a more fulfilling life. Want a more fulfilling life?