One of the Bible’s most astonishing lessons is that God’s love for us is not based on how we treat Him, but rather, is based upon His nature. The Bible says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans‬ ‭5:8‬) So if we take this principle and drive it deep into our heart, we fall in love with God—how can we not?

Who else loves us like this?

As we love God more deeply, the experience of His love teaches us to love others, irrespective of how they treat us. The Bible says: “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” (1 John‬ ‭4:16‬)‬‬ To be able to love other sinners unconditionally, we must have a deep knowledge that we are unconditionally loved. The reason we don’t love others despite the way they treat us or without any expectation of reciprocation, is because we don’t have a deep knowledge and belief of God’s love for us. We must plant this deep into our heart! How do we do this?

How do you fall in love with God?

You spend time with Him, learn all you can about Him, talk with Him, share your deepest desires and most painful problems with Him, trust Him, give Him every part of your soul—I’m sure you can add to this list based upon your own experience with falling in love with another human. The difference is—He’s God. You won’t find a more perfect lover. He is love. When we fall in love with Him, He transforms the way we love others.

Publisher’s note: The thoughts in this devotional were the inspiration for Kimberly Faith’s song The One Jesus Loves.

This song as well as others by Kimberly Faith can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, or Reverbnation.

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