1 John 4:16
AMPC And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
NKJV And we have known and believed the love that God has for us.
We have read about God’s love. We have heard about it. But not many of us have really believed it. If we did, it would totally change everything about us and everything around us. It’s that love that caused Jesus to lay down His life for us and to experience for Himself all the pains and weaknesses we experience. It’s that love that says to us, “Come to Me and get what you need. Come boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.
Think about it. God is in love with you-so in love. He’s given you everything He has! He’s given you all the healing, all the wisdom, all the wealth you could ever need. Learn to believe and receive His love.
Believe the love God has for you. It has already been released in the blood of Jesus.
Believe the love. It has already been released in Jesus’ Name.
Believe the love. It has already been released in His Word.
Meditate that scripture over and over. Say it to yourself again and again all day, “I believe the love Jesus has for me.” Once it gets down into your heart, you will never be the same again.
Read this out loud!
1-6 God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand. I’m an open book to you; even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking. You know when I leave and when I get back; I’m never out of your sight. You know everything I’m going to say before I start the first sentence. I look behind me and you’re there, then up ahead and you’re there, too—your reassuring presence, coming and going. This is too much, too wonderful—I can’t take it all in!
7-12 Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit? To be out of your sight? If I climb to the sky, you’re there! If I go underground, you’re there! If I flew on morning’s wings to the far western horizon, You’d find me in a minute—you’re already there waiting! Then I said to myself, “Oh, he even sees me in the dark! At night I’m immersed in the light!” It’s a fact: darkness isn’t dark to you; night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to you.
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
17-22 Your thoughts—how rare, how beautiful! God, I’ll never comprehend them! I couldn’t even begin to count them—any more than I could count the sand of the sea. Oh, let me rise in the morning and live always with you!