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Joel Osteen (January-04-2020) Daily Devotion: His Love is Great.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8, NLT
TODAY'S WORD: A lot of people live with an “I think God loves me” mentality because they base it on their performance. “I went to church last weekend. I was kind to my neighbor. I think He loves me.” Sometimes we’re trying to clean ourselves up, trying hard to be good enough, and then we’ll believe that God really loves us. The problem with this approach is that when we make mistakes, when we get off course, when we don’t perform perfectly, we think God changes His mind about us.
Take the pressure off. God loves you right now with a great love. It isn’t an “I think” love or a conditional love. The apostle Paul says that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Nothing you’ve done has changed God’s love. There’s nothing you can do to make God love you any more or any less. It’s a gift. Just receive it by faith.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: “Father, thank You that I never have to wonder about Your unconditional love for me because You’ve proven it through Jesus’ death on the cross. I believe that there is nothing I can do to make You love me more or any less than You always have. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Joyce Meyer (December-25-2019) Daily Devotion: Love People in Your Thoughts.
One of the most valuable and beautiful things we can do is love others. We can purpose to think about the good things we find in all the people we know, and as we do, our attitudes toward them will improve.
Often we think about what is wrong with people and what we don’t like about them. Focusing on people’s faults is not showing love to them. We can choose to pray for them concerning any weaknesses they may have, and at the same time pray for ourselves that God will help us in our weaknesses also.
Focus on positive, loving thoughts about people. Then, when they do something you don’t like, you are already so full of good thoughts about them, it is easy to just let it go.
Prayer Starter: Father, please help me to think positive, loving thoughts about other people today. Help me to be patient, merciful, and always believe the best. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Matt & Kendal Hagee (December-20-2019) Love, Respect and Reason. Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, internationally known public speaker on the topic of male-female relationship and New York Times best-selling author of "Love & Respect," joins Matt and Kendal to discuss Love, Respect and Reason. Dr. Eggerichs discusses topics relating to three of his many books; (1) "Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs" (2) "Love and Respect in the Family: The Respect Parents Desire; The Love Children Need" (3) "Mother and Son: The Respect Effect."
TD Jakes (December-16-2019) Sermon: The Gift of Love. The Potter’s House Arts and Music Department prepared an exceptional Christmas production entitled, "The Gift of Love."
Victoria Osteen (November-30-2019) Sermon: Nothing Can Separate Us from His Love. The good news is that God doesn't need you to put a filter on your life. He doesn't need you to download an app that makes you look better. He doesn't just call us when we are perfect or when we have ourselves looking just right. His acceptance isn't based on our performance. He calls us and loves us just the way we are.
Joyce Meyer (November-19-2019) Sermon: You are a Hit with God, He Loves You.
It is fairly easy to except that God loves the whole world enough to send Jesus to die for the world. But it is a little more difficult to believe that if you had been the only person on the face of the earth, that God loves you so much that He would have sent Jesus to die for you and you alone.
GOD LOVES YOU!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.“ John 3:16
God wants a family, so God made us to be His kids. He does not want us to act like babies, but He wants this to act like His kids. He wants us to depend on Him, rely on Him, lean on Him, love Him and let Him love us. He wants us to trust Him and to reach out to Him when we have a need. He wants to have a personal relationship with you.
Most of us take John 3:16 into too broad of scope. “Oh, yes, I know Jesus died for the world,” but we are not just a group of general people down here that Jesus died for. He died for each of us. He died for you!
If you had been the only person on the face of this earth, He would have died just for you. He would have gone through all the suffering for you. He died for you! God loves you so much. He loves you with an everlasting love.
People have a craving, and a longing, a desire in their hearts to be loved. God made us this way. Many people believe that God loves the world and that He loves Jesus, but they have a hard time believing that God loves them. Yet the Word teaches that God loves them as much as He loves Jesus. He loves you as much as He loves Jesus. Let’s look at John 5:20: “For the Father loveth the Son, and showth Him all things that Himself doeth: and He will shew Him greater works then these, that ye may marvel.” John 5:20
Many of us can believe that God loves us as long as we don’t mess up. Most people don’t like themselves very much, so they conclude that God cannot be very impressed. But the Bible says, “What is man, that you are mindful of him?” (Psalm 8:4). We are just simply God’s creation, and He loves us because He loves us. He is love (I John 4:16).
He loves you, and you are special. That means you are distinctive and unique.
I suggest you set aside a year and just let God love you. Stop trying in your own power to operated in faith and be God’s man or woman of faith and power. Just back off and act like a little child. You just crawl up in your Father’s lap, and let God love you. You can’t love Him back until you let Him love you.
I John 4:16 (AMP) says, “and we know [understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience] and believe [adhere to and put faith in and rely on] the love God cherishes for us...”
You have the love of God inside you, and all you need is to begin to recognize it when He shows you. The Bible says, “We love Him, because He first loved us.“ 1 John 4:19. It would be impossible for you to love God if you were not assured of the fact that He loved you first.
It is all down inside you, it in your heart. It is in there! God loves you! You’re wonderful! You are beautiful! You are precious! You are tremendous! God loves you! Nobody in all the world will ever love you like God loves you.
You do not need anyone but God, but He will give you other people in your life. The truth is that if there were nobody but you and God, you would get by fine. God will be your best friend. He will be your mate if you do not have one. He will be or mother or Father if you do not have one.
God loves you that much. That’s how you can believe Him for anything. He loves you so much that you know He wants you to have it. And until you know that God wants you to have it, you are never going to operate in enough faith to receive anything.
Kenneth Copeland (November-17-2019) Sermon: Release Your Faith Through Love.
Is unforgiveness or strife holding back your blessing? Join Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shares the kind of life and attitude that call in the blessings of God. Learn what it means to release your faith through love and receive God’s best!