The Bible is full of passages about how much God loves you and He has already chosen you as His child! The question is, will you choose God?
Each day that I wake up breathing, I know it is a gift from God.
I know that I have been created by a God who loves me.
How can I say this with such confidence?
The Bible is full of passages about how much God loves me and YOU!
Let’s see what scripture says about God’s immense love for us:
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
If you have never heard this before, this passage says that Jesus came to the world as fully God and fully human. Jesus came to die as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. By believing that Jesus died for your sins, this verse reminds us that we have the hope of eternity in heaven with God.
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.
With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.’”
No matter what we have done, God always loves us – there’s nothing we can do to separate ourselves from God’s love. The amazing part is that even if we are running from God, He still loves us and wants to draw us near to Himself!
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
This verse reminds us that God sent Jesus to die for us before we were even born. Even while we are caught in our sin and our mess, He still pursues us and wants a relationship with us!
1 John 4:16-17
“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.”
God created everything, so who do you think created love?! GOD! As we pursue God, He overflows our cup with love, which in turns allows us to lavish love onto others. Our relationship with God also takes away the fear of dying, because we know from John 3:16 that we will live eternally with God in heaven.
“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.”
Do you wonder what will happen to you after you die? This verse tells us that God’s love pursues us every day. And He doesn’t want it to stop after we die – He wants to spend eternity with us!
1 Corinthians 2:9
“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
Do you like when your friends have a party for you and shower you with love and gifts? Picture that, but from the God of the universe – how amazing do you think that will be? I know I don’t want to miss it! This verse tells us that God’s love for us is beyond comprehension. God’s love is beyond what we could even imagine. The best part is that it says God is preparing it for us – just like the previous verse, this verse holds the promise of an amazing eternity with God after we die.
God Loves YOU
So, in just these few short verses, do you see what I mean about God’s love for YOU?
HE IS CRAZY ABOUT YOU!
No matter what has happened in your life, God loves you and wants you to spend eternity with Him.
He doesn’t promise that things will be easy in this world, but He does promise an amazing eternity for anyone who accepts Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
But that’s just it – to experience all of God’s goodness requires a response from us.
God is similar to us in the sense that He doesn’t want robots that follow His commands, just like how we don’t want fake friends.
God doesn’t force us to love Him, but He lets us have the choice.
Just as we read above in John 3:16, we have to believe in God. And not only that, but also believe that He sent Jesus to die for us.
God has already chosen you and sent His son to prove His love and restore your relationship with Him.
So how will you respond?
Will you choose God?