19 We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
Religion misrepresents the character of God.
Religion says God will love you if you are first to change. Grace says God will change you because He loved you and gave Himself up for you. God will love you with everything He has so that you will realise how much you are worth to Him. Sometimes the hardest part of this truth is simply believing it.
God’s perfect love for you is the victory of grace.
God loves you because of who He is and not because of who you are. It is through Christ that God gives you the beauty of His grace in exchange for the ugliness of your sin. God favours you with His grace so that you can always come to Him without hesitation or fear.
Grace makes prayer easy.
There is no worry trying to find the right words or possibly tripping over the wrong ones. Grace changes the ritual of prayer into a relationship of love, free from any religious encumbrances, prayer becomes a conversation between a loving Father and a loved child.
God didn’t wait for you to love Him first, instead He loved you first so you can love Him back. God did it so you can learn an important truth about His character. He never found it difficult to love you, and in His great sacrifice for you at the cross, you will never ever find it difficult to love Him back.
Let your love for God mirror and reflect His love for you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2019.
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