We love Him because He first loved us.
God’s love for us generates love in our hearts. Is your heart filled with bitterness, resentment, or hard feelings? God loves you, just as you are, in spite of your sinful, selfish attitudes and acts. God loves you!
Contemplate His love,
Enjoy His love,
Revel in His love,
Drink deeply of His love,
Thank Him for His love.
The wonder of it all may make your sins even more hideous and vile in your own eyes, but…
…you will confess them, and in love He will forgive and cleanse you,…
…and the wonder of His forgiving love will overwhelm you even more.
Soon you will find yourself abandoning your entire being to Him, letting Him fill and control you, letting Him live His life through you.
Then real love, agape, will flow through you to those around you, for the fruit of the Spirit is agape.
The result will be a new you, one who knows how to love in the highest and noblest sense of the word.