Something’s missing! You feel it. You know it. You trust God’s power. You know His promises. But inside you’re wavering. How can you be sure He will come through for you?
To answer that question, you need more than a knowledge of God’s power and promises. You need a personal relationship with Him. You need a personal revelation of His love.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent His Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through Him.” John 3:16-17 NLT
Everlasting, unconditional, never-failing love. God’s love. Our natural minds cannot grasp it. Yet Paul prayed in his letter to the Ephesians that we might “experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully”. (Ephesians 3:19) How is that possible? How can we comprehend the incomprehensible?
We can’t! At least not with simple human understanding. To know something as vast as the love of God requires a revelation from the Holy Spirit.
Revelation is comprehension imparted into our spirits from the Holy Spirit and transmitted into our minds. It doesn’t pass from the head to the heart. It must come from the heart to the head.
God wants to give that to you. It is His desire that every person know His vast love for them. If you’ve never known God’s unconditional love, start today by asking Him for a personal revelation. If you’ve never asked Jesus to be the Lord of your life, ask Him into your heart. You can pray like this: “O God in heaven, I come before You and ask for Your forgiveness for my sins. Jesus, I ask You to come into my life and save me. I make You Lord of my life. I give myself to You. I receive You into my life. I am a believer. Thank you, Lord!”
“But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much He loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love ~ not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son, as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and His love is brought to full expression in us. And God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in us. Furthermore, we have seen with our own eyes and now testify that the Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face Him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect Love. We love each other because He loved us first.” 1 John 8-19 NLT
Walk by faith into His arms of love. Receive the revelation of His unconditional love for you. God really does love you.
Excerpts from Pursuit of His Presence Devotional