God is Love

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. (1 John 4:8)
Do you have trouble trusting God due to the actions or hurt others have caused you? Take heart!
God’s love is perfect.
His character is unchanging, ever-lasting, and trustworthy.
He is the God of love.
His perfect love drives out fear. Why is that? Because God’s love for you does not change.
No matter how good you are or what sins you have committed, He sees you through the eyes of forgiveness.
You cannot earn His love. It isn’t based on your worthiness.
Instead, it is rooted in who He is. He is always reliable. Always loving and forever just.
As you begin this day, ask God to reveal His loving goodness to you.
Trust Him that He is who He says He is.
He is the God of love.

When I read this devotion I was touched by it. I pray it jumps off this screen and shouts, or for some, a quiet whisper, He is who He says He is! Hallelujah! He is the God of love. Period!
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!

Love God First

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (Galatians 5:14) 

Love is such a spectrum – It can flow easily and naturally out of us or it can take deliberate, disciplined work!
Of ourselves we have limits to our love because of life, weariness and disappointment.
We can make a conscious decision to love, but we still have to have something to draw from.
When we love God first, His spirit fills us, spilling out onto those around us.
As I wait in God’s presence, I will gain new strength and renewed power. 
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) 
What truth! I pray after reading today’s devotion you ask yourself this one question, is God my first love? Love God first and everything else will fall into proper place.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!