Amazing Grace #4 - The Love Of God

As we’ve been going through our “Amazing Grace” series in the book of Galatians, I’ve been thinking a lot about the manner in which God has chosen to reveal Himself to us. He sent Jesus, the Word made flesh (John 1:1,) motivated by His infinite, unconditional love for us (John 3:16). Further, the purpose Christ came into the world was not to condemn us or merely point out our sins, but rather to deliver us from them & establish a means for us to have relationship with God, by grace, through faith in Him. (John 3:17,18; Ephesians 2:5-8; Romans 6:23.)  And it is this action of kindness (Romans 2:4, aka love in action,) that draws us to repentance (a change of mind & action, turning from wrong & turning to God).
 
Maybe the most amazing thing is that God extends these acts of love & kindness, grace & mercy so that we can be adopted into His family as sons & daughters (John 1:12-14; Galatians 4:4-7; 1John 3:1). Not servants. Not even extended family.
 
His sons. His daughters. Whom He loves. Forgives. Transforms. Lives with by the Holy Spirit who makes His home in us.
 
Thinking of God as our Father can be a little funky, especially if our relationship with our human dad didn’t/hasn’t gone so well. However, God revealing His heart as Father is meant to demonstrate to us His care, His protection, His working on our behalf, & His acceptance of us as belonging to Him.
 
My prayer is that this week, you will experience & know-that-you-know-that-you-know the love of God in your life, & that you walk in the FAITH, GRACE, & CONFIDENCE in Him that His love brings.

Blessings, grace, & peace to you!

Louie



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