We are made in God’s image, and just as God loves, we can know an inkling of that love in our own hearts. If you have ever loved anything – with a pure, sacrificial, and devoted fire – you can know that God’s love is infinitely stronger and purer. Can a consuming fire be gentle? God’s love is a gentle but consuming fire that burns for us – so much so that He sent His Son to die for us. Let all doubts of His love whither in the consuming fire of His love in our hearts!
“We love, because He first loved us.”
1 John 4:19
Pray with me-
Thank You, Lord, that You love me! You loved me first, and You love me deeply, so much so that You died for me to be with You. Your love is real love. I am sorry for the times I have grown cold towards Your love, not receiving it because of fear, a lack of faith, or because I was rebellious. Your love gives light and life. I choose to believe today that You love me deeply. I pray You would continue to show Your love to me so that I could know it more, believe it more, and live in it. But most of all, so that I could return Your love in a loving relationship with You. Amen.