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God loves us more than we love ourselves! Yes, I know sometimes we may doubt this, but it has been proven. You see God, himself is Love. It’s His nature to love because the word love means God. He died for our sins, so that we may be free. He doesn’t want us in pain, or to hurt. So what is the solution? Answer: He says to give all of our problems to Him. So if we decide to handle life’s obstacles, then who is it that causes our pain? Answer: Us!
Perhaps you don’t love yourself this morning because you’re overweight, too skinny, breast-less, due to a mastectomy from cancer, missing a limb, addicted to drugs, or alcohol. Maybe you are homeless. It doesn’t matter because if you are overweight, it doesn’t change how God looks at you, only man would ridicule you. Or perhaps you ridicule yourself. I meditated on this notion, that even if you fall into one of the above categories, you still deep down love yourself. Why? Answer: Because you care enough to notice, and want to change the outlook, or outcome of the situation that you become unhappy about it.
1 John 4:16
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
You may not think someone is special, but just ask the mother, or father of that person. They are loved by their parents. No matter what you look like, you matter to God because He created you. I teach my children if someone act or looks different, not to pick or make fun of because when you do, you insult God. Why? Because God created that person too. God makes no mistakes. When someone battles a disease, sickness, or handicap……God still gets the Glory because of His mighty works to heal, or teach a lesson to others.
God does not love us based on our performance. There is nothing you, or I can do to cause God to love you any more than He already does. There is nothing that will cause God to love you any less. Why? Because He loves you, even more than you love yourself. People will trick you into thinking God don’t love you because of your sins, but He hates the sin, not the sinner. You see man only loves you based on what you have, or what you can give (conditional love).
God loves us no matter what! I hold on to this because when you look for unconditional love from others, you will be disappointed. When you look for conditional love from God, you will be disappointed because God just loves you, and man cannot love you as much as God. I don’t remember God living in the best conditions, so we don’t have the finer things in life, or maybe some of you do. But I rather have the comfort of knowing Jesus is present with me along my journey of trials and tribulations than to have the riches of the world, and walk along. I don’t like feeling empty. Do you?
Material things don’t bring happiness without God in the plan. You may feel bored with your life. What do you do? Answer: Pray and ask God for your next assignment. Pray in everything because He is near. Be mindful of your thoughts. Speak prosperity over your life. Look at the brighter side which is Jesus Christ! His love and acceptance for us is unconditional, just believe it. Even if it’s hard to do, especially when you have not been shown love at all from others.
I love you, and keep me and my family in your prayer, if you truly know Jesus. If you don’t know Him then invite Him in, and remember my heart of love today of sharing the great news of a Savior who saved a sinner like me.