Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Everlasting, Unconditional Love

The following is from Kay Arthur's Lord, I Give You This Day...

God loves you with an everlasting, unconditional love. Can you accept that truth and cling to it, no matter what?
When you don’t like who you are or what you’ve done, or when the enemy comes whispering in your ear, knocking at the door of your mind, telling you that you are nothing, agree with your adversary. Then give him the truth. Tell him that apart from Jesus Christ you are nothing and you can do nothing that has eternal worth or value.
Also tell Satan that God loves you when you are nothing, accepts you just the way you are, and loves you with an everlasting, unconditional love that is transforming you into His image. Tell the devil that you are secure in God’s love, that the love of God has been poured out within your heart “through the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (Romans 5:5), and nothing “will be able to separate [you] from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).
Martin Luther had it right when he said, “God does not love us because we are valuable, but we are valuable because God loves us.”
If ever you’re tempted to doubt God’s love for you, think of what He’s already done to demonstrate His commitment. First John makes it clear: “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (4:10).

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