You Are Loved – Joyce Meyer Devotional, 13th December 2022
Text: 1 John 4:16
We are created by God for love. Loving and being loved are what make life worth living. It gives life purpose and meaning. But if we have allowed sin and unforgiveness and the past to separate us from God’s love, it will leave us love-starved and unhappy.
Many people cannot maintain healthy, lasting relationships because either they don’t know how to receive love, or they place an unbalanced demand on others to give them what only God can give. The resulting frustration can often lead to the ruin of marriages and the suffocation of friendships.
The Bible teaches us that God loves perfectly or unconditionally. His perfect love for us is not based on our perfection. God loves us because He wants to! God is love (see 1 John 4:8). Love is Who He is. God always loves; all you have to do is receive that love and live with confidence each day knowing that His love gives our lives purpose and meaning.
Prayer of the Day: Lord Jesus, I am so thankful that You love me and that You have given me the ability to love the people around me. Give me a revelation today of Your perfect love, so that I can walk in that love, understand that love, and allow Your love to change my life, amen.