Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
God Loves You
Jesus loves you just as much as God loves Him. Jesus invites you to abide or dwell in His love. As you do, you will find His love overflowing in you to the world around you.
If there is one word that summarizes the Gospel, it’s love. From the beginning, love has been the central theme of Christianity. God loved us so much that He sent His Son.
Jesus said as much as God loves Him, He loves us.
God Loves Jesus
Imagine how much God loves Jesus. Jesus is His only son. While on earth, He lived in complete, unbroken communion with God the Father. Remember when John the Baptist baptized Jesus? A voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” (Luke 3)
As a father of three, I know a little about loving my children. I love my children more than life itself. My love is not dependent on their actions or attitudes. Even when they were rebellious and disobedient, I still loved them.
They are all grown, but they know they can call me day or night. I am always there for them when they need help or are facing a problem.
However, my love for my children is nothing compared to God’s love for Jesus.
Rest in His Love
Now, here is the twist. Jesus loves you as much as God loves Him. Let that sink in a moment. His love for you is beyond measure. That’s why the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 3 said that the love of Christ is above our understanding. Just when you think you’re beginning to understand His love, He takes it to a whole new level that goes beyond your comprehension.
Jesus invites you to live in His love. To “abide” means to connect or rest. We are to rest and “make ourselves at home” in the love of Christ.
Everything in life flows out of your love relationship with Jesus. You can rest secure in your faith because Jesus loves you the way God loves Him.
As you abide in His love, His love flows through you to the world.
Look at that promise again.
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. – John 15:9
Make these confessions.
Today, I will live connected to the love of Christ.
Jesus loves me the way God loves Him.
I am at home in the love of Christ.
As I abide in Christ, His love flows through me.
In Jesus’ name,
As you learn to rest and abide in the love of Christ, you find His love begins to overflow to the world around you.
I am always looking for ways to help you increase your faith and claim the promises of God. That’s why I am excited to announce a new resource entitled “God’s Powerful Promises.”
I’ve recorded all the promises we will cover in September over a musical background. Now, you can review all the promises we will discuss in September in one place.
“God’s Powerful Promises” is a great way to listen to God’s promises anytime.
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I know this powerful recording will help you memorize God’s promises and be a convenient reminder of His love and promise to you.
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How are you resting in the love of Jesus today? (Share it in the comment section below.)
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