Copyright © 2011-2019 | Esther Joy Fajoye
If we ever need to feel a sense of worth, comfort and security, it's very comforting to think about the love God has for each and every one of us. God loves us all the same, we are all his annointed ones.
No human being is higher than another, because God sees us all as equals.
Down to the drug abuser and the minister in church, God loves them both equally because we are all his children.
God takes us as we are, imperfections and all. 'He takes delight in us and quiets us with his love.' (Zeph 3:17)
No matter what we do, God will never fall out of love with us because 'He loved us first!' (1 John 4:19)
He has and always will love us regardless, even those who don't know Him or love him back. He still continues to love us and give us hope and a chance to recognise and embrace his love.
God also showed a token of his love by sending his only sinless son down and sacrifice his life for our sake. He didn't do it for a certain amount of people, but for everyone! (John3:16). But we must believe and appreciate that God loved us that much to do this for us.
Even though God loves us regardless, when the love is requited and we love Him back, he prepares so much for us because 'He works for the good of those who love him.' - (Romans 8:28)
God wants us to love him and obey him and when we do, he calls us his friends and forms a firm partnership with us. (John 15:14-15)
His friendship is solid and everlasting! He grants all his friends grace and favour.
Abraham was a prime example of someone who received favour from God because he loved Him and was faithful, so God called him his friend. (James 2:22)
But it does not mean that God loves and favours those he calls his friends more than others. It does not mean that some people are better off than others.
But a relationship does not work if it is only one-sided, its unbalanced. A healthy relationship and partnership requires both sides and has to be mutual.
In order for God to be faithful to us, we need to faithful to Him too. We must love God back and appreciate and acknowledge everything he does for us in order to receive favour and many more blessings.
Everyone has the chance to become a friend of God and form a firm partnership with Him.
For those who don't yet understand His love, God continues to love them the same, no less and always giving them hope and a chance to feel and receive his neverending love. God does this so that they everyone has the chance to receive everything He has to offer us, grace and eternal life. God doesn't want anyone to miss out!
God also shows his love through others too.
He teaches us how to love and share it with others who need help receiving it. (1 John 4:7-)
God wants every individual to feel the warmth and embrace of his love and will continue to shower us with it because nothing can ever seperate us from the love of God. (Romans 8:39)
God's love is perfect and everlasting!
It is so comforting to be loved like this, so we can feel accepted, wanted, special and full of hope!
When we have firm, loving relationship with God, we feel so secure. Even though God loves us regardless, when we love him back, he has great plans for us and works with us to help us to fulfil our purpose.