Love is a two way street in relationships. In the same way we love our partner and long to be loved by them in return, God loves us in an unconditional and selfless way, longing to receive our affection as well. Many times we take God’s love for granted in our lives.
- I love him, because He first loved me (1 John 4:19).
He took the first step in our relationship. He showed and proved to me that I could trust Him. He chose me. He called me. He’s done everything so that today I can love Him.
- When I pray, I have what I desire (Mark 11:24).
As I seek to understand and internalize His will and purpose for my life, I find delight and peace in asking. My desires become His. We become one. I trust His way and plan for me.
- He made a suitable helper for me (Genesis 2:18).
Man was lonely. Christ looked down the ages and in granting Adam a suitable helper, He thought about you and me also. He gave a wife to a husband, and friends for the single and widows who not only supports and cares for basic needs, but also motivates us to live each day, according to God’s will.
- I have no need to worry about food (Matthew 6:26).
Not even in my darkest financial days never has breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks [yes! emphasis added] been missing from my table. Single parent of two with zero financial help, we always had food, clothing, and a roof. Thank you Jesus!
- He has plans full of prosperity and hope for my future (Jeremiah 29:11).
While I do have many plans and goals for my life, I’ve discovered that what God has in mind for me goes way above all that I’ve imagined. Each day He shows me the heights He wants to achieve in and through my life.
- Before I was born He had a purpose in mind for me (Ephesians 2:10).
How privileged are we that before our birth God was already thinking and dreaming about us. I’m not a mistake that resulted from a passionate night between two persons, and I’m certainly not here by chance. I was brought into this world with a divine purpose to live each day for the honor and glory of my Creator.
- He’s preparing a better place for me (John 14:3).
No more tears. No more crime. No more injustice or pain. When Jesus comes for me, He’s taking me to a gated community where I will find love, fun and a never ending feast by His side. Nothing in this world can compare to that place! I am not afraid to die and go to Heaven.
- I love Him because He listens when I speak (Psalm 66:17,19).
He’s the one Friend who truly listens when I speak (prayer). He’s never too busy for me. I don’t need phone data or the internet to contact Him. He’s not looking at Facebook when I’m talking to Him. I have no need to wait until I get home to speak to Him, or schedule an appointment at a restaurant to catch up. All I need to say is “Father,” and He’ll pay attention as if there wasn’t another living soul on this planet. My Friday, date nights with Jesus in our adoration chapel are the best date “ever”.
- I can count on Him in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
In hard times I can come to Him for advice. I know He won’t share my secrets with anyone else. His recommendation to overcome troubles will be the best answer to get me through it. When He give me help, there are no hidden motives. Certainly He is my refuge and strength.
- Above all, I love Him because despite my sins, Christ died for me (Romans 5:8).
Today I write because I’m happy. I live because I’m free. I move because there’s a divine spirit leading me through every day. And this is all possible because He died for us on the cross.
God is powerful, mighty, sovereign, and He’s also our loving Creator who has feelings for us. Take one minute right now to tell Christ how much you love Him.
Use the comment section and share one reason why you love God.