“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
Something’s missing. You feel it. You know it. You trust God’s power. You know His promises. But inside you’re wavering. How can you be sure He’ll come through for you? To answer that question, you need more than a knowledge of God’s power and promises. You need a personal relationship with Him.
You need a personal revelation of His love. “For God so loved…that he gave…” (John 3:16). And He gave and He gave. Everlasting, unconditional, never-failing love. God’s love. Our natural minds cannot grasp it. Yet Paul prayed in his letter to the Ephesians that we might “know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God” (Ephesians 3:19). How is that possible? How can we comprehend the incomprehensible? We can’t!
At least not with simple human understanding. To know something as vast as the love of God requires a revelation from the Holy Spirit. Revelation is comprehension imparted into our spirits from the Holy Spirit and transmitted into our minds. It doesn’t pass from the head to the heart. It must come from the heart to the head.
The story of Abram is a perfect example. When God first began to make promises to Abram, he didn’t understand God’s love. Until God approached him, Abram had worshiped the moon-and the moon had certainly never seemed interested in doing anything for him. Then Abram encountered El Shaddai, the greatest being he had ever known, and the first thing El Shaddai wanted to do was give to him! God wants to give to you. It is His desire that every person know His vast love for them.
If you've never known God’s unconditional love, start the new year off right-ask Him for a personal revelation. If you’ve never asked Jesus to be the Lord of your life, ask Him into your heart. You can pray like this:
“O God in heaven, I come before You and ask for Your forgiveness for my sins. Jesus, I ask You to come into my life and save me. I make You Lord of my life. I give myself to You. I receive You into my life. I am a believer. Thank You, Lord.”
Now, walk by faith into His arms of love. Receive the revelation of His unconditional love for you. God really does love you.