Friday, February 26, 2016

God's Amazing Love

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.  (1 John 3:1 KJV)

Amazing love!  What amazing love God has for each person.  God’s love for us goes far beyond what we can understand while we live on earth.  As I shared in my Valentine’s Day post, we struggle to grasp God’s love for us due to the poor examples we see and experience so many times in our daily lives in this sinful world.

The love of God transforms us and heals us.  God’s love renews and refreshes us.  When we are saved, we are transformed (over time) in to a new creation (this is sanctification)—God’s love permeates the process throughout our lives and throughout eternity. 


Looking back over the last several years, I can note considerable changes in me; even if they are difficult to articulate.  These inner changes are a result of really experiencing God’s love for me through daily working on my relationship with Him.  Yes, it is a commitment; and like any other relationship it takes timea lot of time.

How have you been changed by God’s love for you?  How have you seen others changed through God’s transforming love?

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.  
(1 John 3:18 KJV)

The love we experience as a child of God is something the world desperately needs but does not understand.  Therefore, the world does not understand us, because they are not part of God’s family.  Let us endeavor to share the path to salvation and God’s amazing love with those who need to hear it, whether they respond positively or negatively.  May we ever love others not in word or in talk but in deed and in truth! 


Remember that actions and attitudes speak far louder than words!  People will remember how we treated them and made them feel far longer than the words we said.

How can you share God’s love today?  Who needs to hear the way to have peace with God (salvation)?


Please join with me in prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for adopting us as Your children through Jesus’ work on the cross and bringing us into Your family.  We long to experience the totality of Your love.  Grant us the ability to share Your love with others in ways that they can understand through our actions, attitudes, and words towards them.  Guide us to those who need love, particularly Your love.  Free us from the fear that holds us back and silences us from sharing You with others. Empower us to walk the walk and not only talk the talk as we live in a world that needs Your love.  In Jesus’ Name, we pray.  Amen.

From My Heart to Yours,



  1. Yes, God's love is truly amazing! And I love singing that song "Amazing Love" in contemporary service - one of my favorites. May we walk the walk and not just talk the talk when sharing the love we feel from God with others.
    Love and blessings, Kim!

    1. Martha, where would any of us be without God's love? If we would be more apt to love and share God's love the world might be different. Glad to hear that "Amazing Love" is one of your favorites. It's a good song--lots to think about it.

      Love and blessings, to you, Martha!

  2. Hi Kim! How exciting to know that you are changing! I do think it takes time, and a willingness to be open, and then to notice. You are doing all of that.
    What a great question too. How can I share God's love today? It can be as simple as a smile, opening a door, or being patient. I'm visiting my Dad in a few minutes to help him with his checkbook. I hope I can be the patient love of God to him!
    Weekend blessings,

    1. Hi Ceil! Yes, it can be exciting to see the changes that have happened over time--praying for some more changes in the weeks and months ahead. You are correct, sharing God's love can be simple--the examples you shared a good ones! Helping your dad with his checkbook is another good example. Some times we overly complicate what really is quite straightforward.

      Blessings to you,


  3. I used to LOVE singing the chorus "Behold what manner of love the Father has given unto us..." That we should be called the children of God! How marvelous that the King of kings, Lord of all creation...should stoop down to earth to shower His love upon us. Yes, it has changed my heart so that I see others differently...I want them all to know this great love of Christ...and for them to know just how much He loves them. Thank you for this reminder today. We need to be showing that love to others every day and in every way we can.

    1. Hi Pam! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I have fond memories of singing the chorus you mentioned. It really truly is amazing that Jesus did what He did for us. You are welcome for the reminder. People need to see the love of Jesus through us each day. The world clearly needs more love.



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