KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 11:5 KJV “Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.”
One concept that every child of God must come to terms with, is that God loves him or her. This means He thinks of you with great affection and strong emotions of concern. His mind and desire towards you, is that you might always have the best. The following scripture shows to us in a nutshell of how He thinks of you. Jer 29:11 KJV” For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Life will definitely be more meaningful if children of God deeply acknowledge that the Lord deeply loves them. Mary and Martha knew this very well.
Do you know that Jesus deeply loves you. If you know that the Lord loves you, you would surely say with, David, that, the Lord loves me and so I do not worry about anything. Nothing will make you anxious. Now just consider the following word of assurance. Mat 7:11 KJV” If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? This verse shows us that God our heavenly Father is more concerned about our welfare, than our earthly Father. Secondly our earthly Fathers have limitations as men, as well as, selfish tendencies, that run through men. God our Father has no such deficiencies.
Dear one, despite all these powerful truths about our dear heavenly Father, life happenings may easily cloud this glorious picture of our God. Satan schemes to blackmail our Lord, to cause men to turn away from Him.
You must take time to build into your consciousness a full acknowledgement of His love. This can be done through meditation. You must come to the point to say with Polycarp a disciple of John the beloved, who was asked to deny the Lord or be burnt at stake. He said ’86 years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong. How can I blaspheme my King and my Saviour?”
Polycarp’s Martyrdom (ca. 69-ca. 155) This was a man who was eternally sold out to the love of God.
God loves me, this I know very well, and I am given to loving him in turn. I cannot allow the troubles and challenges of this life to burden me in any way. His love takes me from all fears.
THOUGHT: KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S LOVE, MAKES FAITH UNMOVABLE
1Jn 4:16 KJV” And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
Joh 15:13 KJV “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”