As we get to know Jesus we often confuse His love for us with our perception of love based on our life experiences. Sometimes I find myself evaluating my day or week to see if I have been good enough for God. This is such an easy trap to fall prey to. Our finite minds and our ability to understand God’s love for us, fails us so easily. We begin to base God’s love for us, on the love that we are capable of or have received. Thankfully, God’s love cannot compare to love of marred men. His love is unconditional and everlasting.
His Love is unconditional and everlasting!
God’s love for us and our ability to be good are completely separate. Why? God is love. He doesn’t love us based on how we act. He loves us because we are His. God’s love never changes, it is constant. We all fall short of the glory of God and will be sinners until His return. Even at our best, we are but filthy rags. This is exactly why Christ came and paid for our sins. We are not capable in and of ourselves to change. We need His helper, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit provides us the opportunity to tap into His love. This love forever changes the soul because it is perfect. It is then and only then that our actions begin to reflect Christ’s character.
When we spend time in God’s Word He changes us.
It is this time spent with Him that keeps our eyes fixed. In ourselves, we see our shortcomings and critique our walk with Jesus. When we do this we realize how much we fail. This action births a feeling of “not good enough.”
Instead of focusing on ourselves, Jesus says, “look to me. Keep your eyes on the cross. The minute you look at yourself and your efforts My power begins to diminish. When your eyes leave Me you begin to falter. Stay focused on Me and I will keep you safe in My care.” It is in the constant pursuit of Jesus and His Word that His power continually changes us. All you have to do is ask, and He will do the rest. He will reveal Himself to you. He teaches us how to love Him, by first loving us.