April 17, 2006
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
--1 John 3:1-3
As a believer, did you know that God considers you His child? In a day and age when so many people need security in our world, this is a message of comfort and hope for all of us.
As a son or daughter of God, you have security in knowing you have a heavenly Father who is faithful. You can depend on Him because He will never fail you!
Perhaps you, like many people, grew up without knowing any security from your earthly parents. Today, I want to repeat that you have a heavenly Father who is faithful and unflinching in His love for you!
As His child, there is nothing — NOTHING — you can do to make God love you any more than He already loves you because He loves you perfectly! And there’s nothing you can do to cause God to love you any less.
Remember what Romans 8:38 and 39 say: “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I hope these words from our Lord encourage your heart today!
AS A BELIEVER, THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE GOD LOVE YOU ANY MORE OR ANY LESS.