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Loving God – Where it all Starts

27 Mar

Do you love God?  Here’s a loaded question – do you really know what it means to love God?

I John 4:8-10
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

I am convinced that we, as believers, need to understand what it truly means to love God.  I have decided to spend a few posts exploring this topic.

The big question is where do we even start to understand what it means to love God?  He is so vast, so infinite.  His ways are so far above our comprehension.  How could we ever grasp love for a God so great and powerful?

In order to really love God, we have to start with the correct attitude.  Scripture is clear that it’s not about our love for Him, but His love for us.  Before I can ever love God, I must have an understanding of what love is and just how much He loves me.

The path is clear and simple.  To understand love, I have to understand Him.  That is the basis, the starting point, the foundation stone.

God is love.

If I want to know love, I must know God.  That is the bottom line.  I need to know God and the fullness of His love for me.  It is because of His love that my sins have been atoned for.  Spend some time in the presence of true love today.  Go before God and let His love flow through you and work in you.

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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Daily Thoughts

 

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