He first loved us.

We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Do you know how much your Father loves you, daughter? 

There are people in life that have conditioned us to believe that we have to work for their love and acceptance. We feel as though we always must work, must achieve, must strive to please them to be rewarded with their love. “If I just do this,” we think, “surely they will love me in return.” Isn’t that exhausting?

Human love is often based on reciprocity. I do this for you, you do this for me. I love you, you love me in return. But then what happens when we hurt each other? As humans, we let each other down, disappoint each other, and hurt each other, and when that happens we cause division between each other. 

Notice in 1 John 4:19, we love because he first loved us. You did absolutely nothing to make him love you. You did not love Him first to make Him love you back, you didn’t do any certain gesture to make Him care. No, when you were formed in your mother’s womb, He began to love you with an inexplicable love. 

Rest this morning in this, sister: You have a good Father who looks upon you with a glisten in His eyes which flows from the love in His heart for you. When He sets His gaze upon you, He smiles and says, “That’s my girl.” 

It’t not because of who you are, but because of who HE is. You are loved, my sister, oh so loved. Though the world’s love may be conditional, your heavenly Father’s love is unconditional. 

Prayer: Praise you, Father God, that you love me beyond what I can comprehend. Thank you for loving me even when I fail others, even when I fail You. I will never understand the love you have for me, but I thank you for it this morning. You are such a loving Father, and I love you for everything you are Lord. Help me to realize that my cup runs over in love from You. I do not need the approval of others, rather I am sufficient in the love of my Creator. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

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16 thoughts on “He first loved us.”

  1. I just want to thank you for your faithfulness. I read your devotion every morning during my quiet time. I am thankful for your faithfulness and for the impact that God has had on my life through your ministry. Blessings, Wendy

  2. I thank God for your ministry and your obedience to the Lord. I have been blessed with an on time word from the LORD through your devotionals. I pray that God will continue to bless and use you for his Glory. Have a blessed life in the name of Yeshua.

  3. Thank you Father GOD for your love your agape love.I received that love with such grace it’s that love that keeps me reminding me ,how much you love me,by giving me Jesus christ and demonstrating his love for me on the cross.
    Thank you Jesus.

  4. Thank you Lord for such unconditional love…I surely don’t understand it. Even when I feel I’m not what I should be, you love me. Please let me know your peace as I rest in your love today♡

  5. Reading this put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. Thank you Lord for loving me even when I displeased you. I cannot live a life of pleasing others but I can have a life that pleases God. Lord, guide me and help me realize that you are for me and will always be.

    1. As i keep reading this wonderful devotional it stirs me up inside DOTk’s I Thank you so so much! That you allow GOD to make you a vessel of his for his glory, i am caught on fire just reading over and over, I know He will rekindle love on myrelationships!! All of them.

  6. OH,My GOD!! You have touched my heart. Over and Over again, i feel so loved by you father, Thank you Dear Lord. Oh my Lord JESUS Thank you ,O GOD, You are Love way past our comprehention, AMEN.💖💖💖💖💖HALLELUJAH!!!!

  7. Father I can say I know you love me, some time I don’t feel loved. but I do feel loved by you, thank you for your love and grace, I love father, help me to show love to others,

  8. Thank you lord for your love.
    It because of your live we can face all obstracles that come my way.Thank you for my ministry .

  9. SWEET JESUS❣⚓🏃✝📖💡 🙏🙏hallelujah ❣💥🎁🎉🙌🙌DOTK❣✍👑💎🌷😄🏆👏👐

  10. Father God I Thank You For Loving me the way that you Do!!!! even when i did Wrong you still LOVED ME!!! Teach Me To Love others, even when they hurt you….Father your LOVE covers beyond the multitudes of SIN!!! I LOVE YOU FATHER!!! HES WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!

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