When you’re faithful, joyful, and productive, you are loved.
And, when you’re bitter, anxious, and selfish . . . you are loved.
This life isn’t about performing to earn God’s unrelenting love. Life is about responding to it.
There’s nothing you can do to make God love you more, and nothing you can do to diminish his love for you, either. He loves you because he loves you. He loves you because he is love itself, and nothing changes that. Christ has declared his love for you on the cross, and continues to demonstrate it to you by his Spirit.
You can ignore his love. You can judge your failures and sentence yourself to solitary confinement in a spiritual prison. You can wallow in self–pity there as long as you want, disengaged from faith, hope, and love. But don’t say it’s his will. It’s never his desire to reject you from his presence. In fact, if you’ve asked Jesus into your life, you’re never alone, and you’re never unloved.
So, knowing you can’t lose God’s love, allow your heart and mind to be filled with it. Become consciously aware of his love for you and everyone around you. See life with his love. Speak to people in it. Deal with your circumstances from it. Let undying love define your integrity, goals, and worldview. Stop existing in reaction to the enemy, and begin living in response to your Father.
“He is never far from any one of you! For in him we live, move, and have our very being” (Acts 17:27b, 28a).