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Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.                  1 John 4:7–8, 16

God is love … This is what really struck me as I continued to meditate on this tiny little verse. If I really believe God is love then I will have to embrace the fact that whatever He does in my life or allows is motivated by His love. What happens to me may not be about me at all, but it is quite possible that it is to show God’s love and compassion to those around me.

This is really huge!  That means all the awesome things like grandchildren (Alex and Luci), material and spiritual blessings, etc. are because God loves me. At the same times the difficulties, suffering and trials I go through are also motivated by God’s love. Remember this is the kind of love that has my highest good in mind. My struggles are not meant to destroy me but to conform me into His image. It is often when under pressure that flesh is revealed and is an opportunity to deal with it.

If I totally embrace the fact that nothing comes into my life that God in His love hasn’t allowed, I could turn my family, my church and my community on its ear!

Who knew that such a tiny little, simple verse God is love, could be so profound?

To view God is Love, Part 1 click here — >

Question: How will understanding that God is love and that everything He allows in your life is motivated by His love impact your life and change the way you look at things?

I would love to hear what you have to say, leave a comment and let’s start a conversation.





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