And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
1 John 4:16
One day as I was walking along a highway through a park praying, I asked a simple question, “Lord, what do You want me to tell Your people?” Without a moment’s hesitation, these words came ringing through my spirit and my mind:
Tell them how much I love them.
They were so filled with love and compassion that it defies words to express it. For days afterward all I could think of was 1 John 4:16. “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.”
We’ve read about God’s love. We’ve heard about it. But I don’t think many of us have really believed it. If we did, it would totally change everything about us and everything around us.
It’s that love that caused Jesus to lay down His life for us and to experience for Himself all the pains and weaknesses we experience. It’s that love that says to us, even when we feel so unworthy, Come to Me and get what you need. Don’t be shy about it. I’ve been there. Come boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Think about it. God is in love with you—so in love, He’s given you everything He has! He’s given you all the healing, all the wisdom, all the wealth, all the strength you could ever need.
“But what about my terrible past?”
That’s what His mercy is for! It’s taken care of your past. It’s covered every sin and failure you ever had. All you have to do now is believe and receive His love.
What a shame it is that people suffer at the hands of sickness and disease and every other cursed thing just because they can’t believe the love God has for them. Don’t let that happen to you. Learn to believe the love.
Believe the love God has for you. It’s already been released in the blood of Jesus.
Believe the love. It’s already been released in Jesus’ Name.
Believe the love. It’s already been released in His Word.
Meditate that scripture over and over. Say it to yourself again and again all day, “I believe the love Jesus has for me.” Once it gets down into your heart, you’ll never be the same again.
By: Kenneth Copeland.