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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Knowing That God Loves Me

In review of Psalm 145:9 it says, “The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation.”

Bottom Line:
The Lord is good to all; he showers his compassion on all he has made.

What this means to me:
The Lord is good to me. His compassion is showered and intertwined with everything he does.

One of the worst things you find in a hotel room or a new apartment is a water-saving shower head. It’s not really a shower but rather a dribble of water. Unfortunately with this type of stream, it takes a long time to really shower.

Today’s verse says a lot about God’s love.  The verse says, “The Lord is good to everyone. He showers compassion on all his creation” (Psalm 145:9 NLT).

This means that God’s love for me is not a dribble, but rather a strong showering of his love on me. He isn’t stingy like water-saving shower heads are with water.

Psalm 42:8 says, “Each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me.” What I’m learning is that’s how God loves me. He pours his love on me all the time. He doesn’t necessarily approve of everything I do, but he does love me unconditionally.

I can know that God loves me because he pays attention to every detail of my life. He has watched every point of my life from conception till now. He’s seen every up, down, good, bad, and ugly moment, and still he’s never had his eyes off me. God pays attention to all the details. That’s what love does, he pays attention to what he loves. Therefore God took action on my behalf.

So what I’m also learning is that love is about giving. When I love people, I make their problems my problems. This is what Jesus did. He made my problems his problems before I even knew I had them. In fact, he solved my biggest problem by dying for me on the cross before I was even born. Love is an action, and Jesus took the initiative on my behalf before I even knew I’d need it. He came to be my Savior.

In the Christmas story, the Bible explained that, “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord” (Luke 2:11 NIV).  I need a Savior! If I didn’t need one, God wouldn’t have sent Jesus.

If there was any other way I could get into Heaven except God’s way, I’m sure God wouldn’t have wasted the effort. He wouldn’t have sent Jesus to die for no purpose. The greatest example of love is one giving his life for another.

In summary, The Lord is good to me. His compassion is showered and intertwined with everything he does. I see this evidenced by the good things he brings in my life. It’s great to know that God loves me unconditionally regardless of the ups, downs, good, bad and ugly of my life.

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