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You are loved by God

October 19th, 2009 Posted in encouragement, Pastor's corner

God loves you. We have heard it a thousand times, but it’s true. He loves everyone, everywhere, all the time.

Jesus put it best when He said “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son” (John 3:16).

Now, although it is true that God loves us as we are, He does not want to leave us that way. He wants you to turn from your sin and believe in and follow Him.

When you do this, you become one of His adopted children. He refers to us as “in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:6), meaning that we come into a special relationship with Him because of Jesus’ death for each of us and our acceptance of Him as both Savior and Lord.

God loves you more than you may realize. Now don’t rush over that. You who have trusted Christ are now the beloved of God.

You are precious and dear to God

Remember, when Jesus was baptized by John, God said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased . . . ”

You might respond, “Yes, but that was Jesus, not me!” Listen! Here are the words of Jesus Himself.

“I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are–I in them and you in me, all being perfected into one. Then the world will know that you sent me and will understand that you love them as much as you love me” (John 17:22-23).

It’s hard to believe God loves me that much. If it was not right there in that verse, I don’t know if I would believe it. But it is there.

The truth about the Christian–the one who is in Christ, who is adopted into God’s family and made accepted in the Beloved–is that God the Father loves him as He loved His own Son.

Let that sink in. It’s an a-ha moment, for that is indeed an amazing thought! And a good way to start the day, don’t you think?

So have a blessed day, you who have trusted in Christ. Know that you are His dear beloved children.

4 Responses to “You are loved by God”

  1. Christopher says:

    My name is Christopher – and I am truly smiling upon the message in this post. It feels so good to know it’s ok to have faith that God truly cares for me the way I care for my family and even more.

  2. Pastor Greg says:

    You inspire me in so many ways. You just have no idea how Blessed I am to have you feed GOD’s mana every morning on the radio. GOD Bless you and your family. I am %100 positive Christopher is smiling upon your work. Keep your hardwork up. GOD is Faithful.

  3. Sandy Bartle says:

    thank you so much for this..I sent it to the people in my bible study..as a reminder..I really needed it today and HAD to pass it along. We all need to be reminded of how much God loves us..how easily we forget. Thank you for your faithfulness in reminding us!

  4. Rocky says:

    Thank you, Greg….For connecting those dots…I’ve sent it to some of my family. Awesome thoughts to start another week while we wait…
    Rocky

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