Overwhelmed with God’s Love

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

When John wrote this letter, he seemed overwhelmed with the reality of God’s love. Over and over again, he wrote about this love. In fact, the word “love” is used 33 times in this letter.

John knew that this love gives the right perspective on life. It frees us from the impulses that dominate the world. We no longer are obsessed with self-interest and pride. We can be selfless and focus on eternal values.

John discovered that God’s love is pure, the perfect motivation. His love has power. It casts out fear, and overcomes worry, doubt, and anxiety. This love is forgiving and kind. It is practical and applies in every situation we face. In fact, accepting God’s love changes our lives.

When asked to name the greatest commandment, Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:38). In short, the greatest thing we can do is to love God with everything that is within us.

The Bible makes clear that God wants us to realize how much He loves us, and to know how much He is ready to bless us … if we love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind.

If we understand God’s love, we realize that He is love. Motivated by that love, we love to please Him and fellowship with Him. We love to know His Word and show love to others around us. Filled with His love, we eagerly share the Gospel.

Focus your thoughts on God right now. Love Him, unconditionally. Thank Him for His love. And let that love flow you to people all around you.