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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Love Because God Loves Us

In summary of 1 John 4:19 it says, “We love because God loved us first.”

Bottom line:
First we were loved, now we love.

What this means to me:
God first loved me.  Because of this I am learning to really love.  I find more each day of how I’m created in God’s image to do two things; learning to love God and learning to love other people.  In short life is all about love.  This love started with God.  He loved me first and gives me the ability to love others.  He showed his love by sending Jesus Christ to die for me.  He showed his love by creating me.  He showed his live by everything I have currently in live; it’s all a gift of God’s love.  In order for me to love it’s important for me to experience the love of God daily and really get it in my heart that he loves me unconditionally.  I need to learn to become secure in the fact that I can’t do much to keep him from loving me..  The more I do this the more I’ll be able to cut people some slack, not get angry as much, become more patient / forgiving, be more merciful and more able to give others grace.