1 John 4:10
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
You have to love God more! You must have more passion for God!” You probably have heard this type of preaching and may have even tried your best to love God, only to fail miserably. But what is the true definition of love? “This is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us…” secondly, God is love! Yes, it is not about our love for Him, but His love for us. The Bible says that you must love God with all your heart, soul and strength! Yes, that is true according to the law (Deut. 6:5), and even Jesus taught that as the great commandment when He was on earth and that was before He died on the cross. At the cross, He became the very fulfillment of this law for us when He loved us with all His heart, soul and strength, by laying down His body and life on the cross for us. Remember, when Peter focused on his love for Jesus Christ, denied Him thrice. But John who focused on Christ’s love for him, calls himself ”the disciple whom Jesus loves” and was the disciple that followed Christ to His death -John 19:26, (unconsciously showing his love for Him).Today, we are no longer under the law but under grace. And grace tells us that God loves us, not that we love God. Yet, we will love Him when we know how much He loves us. The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “While we were still sinners (in the condition that deserves God’s hatred), Christ died for us!” It was not while we were righteous and deserving if His love. That’s how much He loves us! Beloved, God has seen you trying your best to love Him. And because He is love, He wants you to sit down and be still, and let Him love you instead. He loves you unconditionally regardless of who you are or what you have done because His love is not dependent on you but on Christ. He will never stop loving you. So let God love you today and use you to display His love to the world. Don’t worry about loving Him. The more of His love you receive, the more you will fall in love with Him unconsciously!
It is well with you! !!