Each day I pray to love God more and to love people more. At the end of the day, if I can do these two things, I know that nothing else that happened in that day matters as much as these two things. Something I don’t pray for is more of God’s love because I already have it all. I hope that by loving God more, I’ll have a better understanding of His love for me. I am certain that if I could fathom the love God has for me, then nothing would ever bother me again.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)

A lot of people don’t know that God loves them. Before I was saved, I scoffed at the notion that God loved me. I always thought God hated me. I looked around at the disaster that was my life, and I blamed Him for it. In those days, it seemed inevitable that anything good that happened in my life was always followed by something terrible, and the terrible things always won.

That was the case until one day, back in August of 2006, when the Lord told me He loved me. I had been going to church off and on for a few years to please my wife. I wasn’t looking to be saved, and I certainly wasn’t looking for a relationship with God. However, on that August day, I was overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ.

It’s funny that I have no recollection of the sermon I was listening to on that day. In fact, I don’t remember much of anything of that day, preceding the moment when I was arrested by the Holy Spirit and brought to my knees in a mass of tears. If I hadn’t been so consumed by the Lord’s presence, I’d probably have been embarrassed. After all, I think the message for the day was almost over, but not finished when I went to my knees and didn’t get up for hours. There, in the middle of the sanctuary. To be clear, when I say “my knees,” I was more in a fetal position on the floor, blubbering, and listening to God.

After that day, I knew the Lord loved me.

However, there are times when we can forget that God loves us. We’re unfaithful. We sin. We don’t live up to the calling that we have received. Perhaps you’re not saved, and you believe, like I used to, that God doesn’t love you. There’s so much pain and anguish in your life that no loving God would permit it.

The only thing I can think of that’s sadder than someone who is lost and believes that God doesn’t love them is a Believer who thinks they have done something to cause the love of God to fall away from them.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8 (NIV)

If we were once enemies of God, and He loved us enough to send Christ to die for us, then how much greater might His love be for you now that you have been born again and crucified with Christ? Do you think the sin in your life is greater than His forgiveness?

We all have sin in our lives, and it will be there until the day we are free of these bodies and are called home. We have this assurance regarding the sin in our lives while we are here on earth.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9 (NIV)

This is a list of the things that cannot separate us from the love of God.

  1. Death.
  2. Life.
  3. Angels.
  4. Demons.
  5. The present.
  6. The future.
  7. No power.
  8. Nothing high.
  9. Nothing low.
  10. Nothing in all of creation.

This is a list of the things that can separate us from the love of God.

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There is no issue, nothing you can think of, that will cause God to stop loving you. Even your own decision, if you make it, to not love God, will not change His love for you. One day this age will end, and those who do not love God will be sent away to a place where He isn’t. Although they will no longer have access to God or His presence, He will mourn for their choice to be separate from Him. He will still love them even as enemies.

As those who know they are loved by God, we ought to rejoice knowing we have His love now and forever.

Do you know God? God knows you, and He loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, right now, and He wants you to know Him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be freed from death, and live eternally with Him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.