But when the actual weekend came, it happened to be one of those "weak" spells where I needed to be confined to my bed. God wants our brokenness. Do we need any further proof about God’s love for us? God deeply wanted me to be part of his family – to share in the overflowing joy of the Trinity. How hard I struggle to believe that God really and truly loves me when it does seem or or feel like it. I never knew when it would occur, but when it did, I was immobilized - I literally couldn't function. He told her that God not only loved her and would forgive her for all her transgressions, but that He also wanted to heal her and fill her with His Love so that she could pass it on to others. The air trip there was absolutely miraculous - it was a breeze (no pun intended). You will love the brethren because Jesus commanded it and it is proof that you are a disciple of Christ. A year and a half before this condition began, I was asked to speak in Northern California. Abundant life is experiencing God's Life (His supernatural Love, His supernatural Wisdom, and His supernatural Power) in place of our own. That's the question that most of us find ourselves asking. Listen to 1 John 4:9-10: "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." If the only thing God gave you was the forgiveness of sins, it would be proof enough that God loves you. It was during one of these conversations that my wife remarked with great certainty, "I know that God loves me. I prayed about it and felt confident that God, too, wanted me to go, so I accepted the invitation. Bible study resources from Dr. Chuck Missler, on DVD, CD, audio and video download. God tells us in His Word that He loves us, but “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Abundant Life is simply an exchange of life . Well, I believe she's wrong. Celibacy is a gift, not a mandate. Romans 5:7-8 speaks of God’s love like this: For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. But through salvation were made a new creation (2cor 5:17) and can overcome any sin romans (rom8:37-39) and jesus saves us in our sin not after we’ve over come it. When we are truly open, yielded and cleansed vessels, then God can pour forth His abundant Life through us! This is love that I simply can’t fathom. John 15:13 says, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.". I kept getting James 1:12, "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation [trials]: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.". (Romans 8:35, 38-39). I have no doubt that god loves homosexuals, he loves everyone. It was a wonderful opportunity and I really wanted to go. But here’s the thing: it’s one thing to have head knowledge that God loves me. The Bible honors celibacy as a good way of living — Jesus was … Listen: "He was the Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned Him to the cross, those that loved Him at the first, did not forsake Him, for He appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other wonderful things concerning Him..."1, This passage is very controversial because of its testimony of Jesus. I say I have to repent of the sin on unbelief. Come Boldly To The Throne Of Grace, God WILL Provide For You – Here’s How You Can Be Sure, [DANGER!] We receive His Spirit when we first accept Jesus into our hearts. But when it comes to actually experiencing the reality that God loves me – that’s sorely lacking on my part. During these down times, there was "no way" that I could even think about traveling. Beer-themed web sites, brewing organizations and even "beer writers" are fond of quoting Franklin and his supposed love of beer — "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. God loves everyone. At the retreat, God again reconfirmed His Love for me by the witness of His Spirit. By "abundant Life" I do not mean the eternal life that we will experience when we die and go to heaven. And as a bonus, I'll give you FIVE FREE BOOKS as soon as you sign up. Yeah, you got me again. I created The Blazing Center and have written some books which people seem to like. I "took my thoughts captive," gave my fears and apprehension over to the Lord and told Him, "I will do whatever You want me to. He didn’t give me what I deserve, he gave Jesus what I deserve. © 1996–2021 by Koinonia House Inc., P.O. I don't see it. You'll also get great deals on books, access to massive giveaways, and much more. Though the doctrine of predestination may seem mysterious or confusing, one thing is NOT confusing: the reason God predestined me to be saved was that he really, truly loved me. In order to experience the blessings and power of God’s Spirit in our lives we must root our faith deep in the soil of God’s Word and then allow His truth to produce fruits that are ripe with evidence of His love. My own life is also a testimony of how God changes people. Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. I believe we are all that lucky, and I believe, with the Holy Spirit's help, I can prove it! As 2 Corinthians 12:10 says, "...when I am weak, then [He can be] strong." I. Hi Stephen….Sara Brode’s mom here. If you have difficulty really believing and intimately experiencing this in your own life (just like Linda did), then see the Scriptures on Knowing God Loves Me at the end of this article. Each time she chose to step out in faith, however, the old nagging doubts came rushing back in and the overwhelming fear of condemnation and guilt consumed her. A: If God treated us the … In this short article, I would like to focus on four major reasons why we can "know" that God loves us personally: 1) The first reason we can know that God loves us individually, is because He says so in His Word. Flavius Josephus, who was a Jewish authority, a Roman scholar and who lived from 37 A.D. to 100 A.D., has recorded this for us in his work, The Antiquities of The Jews. Linda could hardly believe what she was hearing; it was too wonderful to even comprehend. The kind of abundant Life that I am talking about is God's supernatural Life that we can all experience here and now. Therefore, if you have asked Jesus into your heart to be your Savior and Lord, then not only is Jesus in your heart, but His Love is there also. God did not choose me because I had anything compelling to offer him or because of my spiritual gifts. In addition to forgiving all my sins, God adopted me as his son. How much more does He love me! Anyone in a relationship with Christ knows we can’t earn His love and we definitely don’t deserve it. Romans 5:8 - But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. He will feel God's love and realize things are not as bad as they seem. Ask Him to come into your life, and then thank Him every day for His great love for you. Do I know God really loves me? That’s simply not what the Bible teaches. God wanted to be in a relationship with me so much that he was willing to sacrifice his only Son to make that happen. One day we feel like God loves us, the next day we don't feel like it. Pray about joining us! God’s love is so great that He gave His only Son to die for our sins and be resurrected. Because of God’s love for us! On the other hand many doubt God’s love for them as they tend to evaluate his love based on their circumstances.How do we know God loves us, and what does His love look like? 3) Not only does the Bible say that God loves us personally, that He has proven His Love for us by dying on the cross 2,000 years ago, but the Bible also says that if we choose to believe and accept Jesus' pardon (His provision) for our sins, then we'll receive His Spirit into our hearts . Ultimate Guide: 50 BEST Christian Books Every Christian Should Read, Best Study Bible? In His timing and way, she began to have "living experience" that God did, indeed, love her. This, to me, was God's answer to whether or not, I should quit teaching. 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PLEASE NOTE: Unless otherwise expressly stated, pricing and offers mentioned in these articles are only valid for up to 30 days from initial publication date and may be subject to change. Is there any greater proof that God loves me? 4) God loves us so much that He not only has told us so in His Word, sent His Son to die for us, given us His Spirit to confirm His Love, but He also loves us so much that He has given us His abundant Life. We also need to have the assurance of His Love in order to move ahead in our Christian walk. So how can I grow in this experiential knowledge of God’s love? When the doubts, unbelief, and the enemy's taunts came in, she quickly confessed and repented of them, whipped out those cards, and read out loud how much God loved her. Just like I want my children to both know and experience my love, I believe that God wants me to know and experience the staggering, glorious, life-giving reality that God loves me. If we know that God loves us, we never need to fear what He might allow into our lives. God’s love for us is the most powerful reality we can ever discover. The apostle Paul said, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 NKJV). January 1999 Personal Update News Journal. In nearly 20 years of pastoral ministry I have seen two kinds of people who struggle with the concept of God’s love. Last month we began a short series on "knowing God loves us." But, Lord, a year ago, You told me to go. It's a proven fact that Jesus did come and that He did die on that cross 2,000 years ago. God is amazing. As Ephesians 1 puts it, “In love he predestined us…”. Q: I have a hard time believing God loves me. I know, I know. God says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28-30) You say: "Nobody really loves me" God says: I love you (John 3:16 & John 13:34) You say: "I can't go on" God says: My grace is sufficient (II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15) You say: "I can't figure things out" God says: … Keep these cards with you at all times-in your car, in your purse, on the mirror in the bathroom, etc. One person even said to me years ago, "Nancy, God's Love is a gift that only some people receive, not all of us are that lucky." And what made you better than anyone else that he chose you and didn’t choose this other person? Could she really learn to love others with His Love? God reveals His love for believers particularly by preparing an eternal home with Him. Come To Me, All Who Are Weary, Tired and Desperate? The only person who dares wake up a king at 3:00 AM for a glass of water is a child. God's Love is not a gift that only some receive, but a gift that we all receive when we are born anew by His Spirit. He wants everything that makes us imperfect in the eyes of the world. God's Spirit is like the guarantee or the down payment (the pledge or the voucher) that confirms God's Love for us and assures us that His promises are true. (Psalm 34:19-20), "When you pass through the waters (trouble) I will be with you; and through the rivers, they won't overflow you; when you walk through the fire, you won't be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. If you were to ask me if God loves me, I’d say, “Yes, of course!”. The girls at the retreat knew nothing of my physical condition or the fears that I had had because of it. You are amazing creatures — the only ones on the planet made to do this: know him. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” After all, the one Bible verse everyone knows is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”. 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