God’s Word: Romans 5:1-11
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
How does one show their love for another? Perhaps time spent together, care and concern, love and patience, forgiveness and trust, and abundant provision for the needs of the loved one. Now suppose the one loved didn’t return those same feelings? How hard would it be to keep on loving? Almost impossible for mankind but with “God” all things are possible. My love for mankind is unquenchable! I am here for you–care for you and am concerned about the things that concern you. My love and patience have no limits. My forgiveness and trust for you reach from now through all eternity.
Whether you acknowledge Me or not—My love continues—always waiting for you to turn to Me. I created mankind for this close relationship with Me. I gifted you with a free will to accept or reject Me. I provided the Bible as My love letter to woo you to accept My love. To those who accept My “proposal” I invite into My wide open spaces of love and acceptance, where forgiveness reigns. Even though you are hemmed in with troubles I will be your constant counsel and companion. When others fail, I will never leave or forsake you.
How is this great love of Mine possible? Jesus volunteered to stand in your place, take your sins upon Himself, and purchase your forgiveness. How do you respond to so great a love—with indifference or acceptance? Indifference shows itself by ignoring the offer and seeking peace and happiness according to your own terms. Acceptance is shown by openly accepting My gift of salvation through Jesus sacrifice. By opening My love letter and letting Me speak to your heart over and over until your love for others overflows. They will never know that I love them unless you love them on my behalf.
God’s Question: Who have you loved on My behalf today?
God’s Promise: Only your choice can separate you from My love.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for Your amazing love for me.
I am Sorry I fail to love others abundantly.
Thank You for Your Word to guide my steps.
Please Help Me open my eyes to those you want me to love.