Today, I took a giant leap into the abyss of my mind to think about God’s love for humanity. I made it personal. Did I really comprehend the depth of God’s love for me? Sadly, I came to the conclusion that I did not understand God’s love. Because if I did, I would have rock-solid faith and trust in Him 100% of the time. Doubts or worries would not appear as dark clouds when I faced life’s challenges. I was perplexed as I prayed for God to give me knowledge, wisdom, and discernment of the complexities of love.
He called a little child and set him before them, and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3, Amplified Bible.
As I read Matthew 18, verses 2-3, I breathed, “Thank you, God.” God’s love is not complex or complicated, He is my Father, and I am His daughter. Peace and joy entered my heart because that’s the relationship that He always intended for me to have with Him. The human effort of bonding with my Heavenly Father is one that requires daily commitment. Now, it’s up to me.
Prayer: God, please help us to realize that your love is within our reach. Thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus, redemption, and the opportunity for eternal life. As we focus our attention on you for the next 24 hours, please accept our praise and worship. Yes, God, we love you. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ Worthy name. Amen. © 2021 Sonya Johnson, Faithful Fishers Ministry