Do you know how much God loves you, His child?
His love for us is infinite. His love has no boundaries, no limitation, no end. But how can we understand “infinite?”
Think about a time you felt most loved, and multiply that by an infinite amount. That’s how much God loves you.
Let’s look at some of what God says about His love for us and what He has done because of that love.
That’s “head knowledge,” which is essential to really grasp His love for you. But then we need to build that knowledge into our lives so it permeates our thoughts, words, and deeds.
Knowledge, though, is first.
Would you sacrifice your parent, or your child, or your spouse, or your best friend so someone who hated you could live? Uh uh. Not likely.
He loves you so much He adopted you. You are now, by His choice, in His family, His household. He is your Father. (Romans 8:15-16)
You are a beloved child of the all-powerful, infinitely rich, sovereign God.
Would you make someone a co-heir with your children?
His Holy Spirit
He loves you so much He gave you His Holy Spirit to dwell in you, sealing you for the day of redemption. (Ephesians 1:13-14)
He takes care of you
He loves you forever
He loves you so much He’ll never leave you or forget you. He engraved you on the palms of His hands. (Isaiah 49:15)
He loves you so much, His love is forever. Nothing can separate you from His love. (Romans 8:35-39)
Essential to grasp, but hard to imagine
In order to make the knowledge of His enormous love for us fill our lives, to become part of who we are, to become “heart knowledge,” here are some things to do:
Study what the Bible has to say about His love. There is a “starter” list above, but make it your own study.
Memorize key verses and meditate on them. What does the verse say, what does the verse mean, what does the verse mean to you? Make the key verses part of you in a very personal way.
Pray. Ask the Lord to make His love real to you. Pray about the verses you read. Worship Him for His love. Ask to experience His love.
Think through how you can apply God’s love to your life. If you really, really, believed He loves you, what would you do differently? What would you do right at this moment? How would you feel?
When we know we are loved by almighty God, everything changes. We really—finally—know we have no reason to fear. We are filled with the joy of His love. We have new confidence that we can tackle what He wants because He is right there with us, helping us, encouraging us, loving us. Everything changes.
Try to imagine.
His love for you is infinite in scope and time.