This Love

“And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” 1 John 4:16, NKJV.

God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. When we believe and take a step of faith into the unsearchable arms of the Father, His door opens and never closes again. His love embraces us and reveals to us a completeness that cannot be explained.

My perception of love in the past was based on either people, places, things, or it was conditional for the most part. However, when we step into this Love, we find forgiveness. We find that this Love gives us beauty for ashes. This Love will fight your battles. This Love never fails you. This Love takes you in and lifts you up. This Love gives you a joy that no one can give you. This Love breaks every chain the world will ever have on you. This Love makes you free like nothing you have ever known. This Love casts out all fear and strengthens you never to give up no matter what you are facing. This Love teaches you to love yourself and others. This Love makes you confident and secure, humble and most grateful for all things. We all need more of this Love.

I encourage you today to just call on the Lord and receive this Love, and more of it. May God’s Love overtake you so that you will never be the same.

Prayer: Thank you, Father, for being true love, the love I have never known. I’m speechless when in the midst of your perfect love. Pour out Your love on me like never before today. I want to experience You to the fullest and be able to share this Love with everyone you bring my way. In Jesus’s name, I pray. Amen.

Penned by Crystal Jewell

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39 thoughts on “This Love”

  1. Thank you father Jesus holy sprite that you give me perfect love that you took a sinner like me and gifted me with unconditional love that never fails I love you I praise you you are my king

  2. Lord Thank you for your Love and have me to have the heart to forgive them that have did me wrong the Love that I have is wonderful Thank you Lord For Your Love and kindness

  3. I ask for your prayers today. I am hanging on by a string. In the last 6 years I got sick, lost my health, career, financial stability, both parents died, and my marriage of 20 years ended. I just received bad reports on my health. I ask for my husband back to hold up his family, our 2 kids, 14 and 17. I ask for Jesus to reach deep into his heart and give him the desire to hold his family up, nOT move onto another one. I ask Jesus to heal my heart and mind. To replace my brokenness with his love, strength. To banish my fear, to break any strongholds that are holding me captive. To allow me to be who he created me to be. To forgive me of my sins and help me to forgive myself. To give me beauty for ashes, peace, to feel his love deep inside. I ask him to lift up my children. My sisters please pray for me and my children.

    1. Father God, May You heal, repair and restore everything the enemy had taken from Tamie. We know YOU to be Our Banner, OUR BATTLE AXE, OUR HEALER and OUR PROVIDER. May the very peace You have given us overtake Tamie during this test. Give her the spiritual endurance to run on to the expected end. God May You reveal to her what she needs to do to be victorious. May Your Grace, Mercy and Favor continue to cover her everyday. In JESUS NAME, Amen.

    2. Yes I will Pray Daily for you & your family, for the Lord of all
      to reunite your family AS ONE !!!

    3. God may you extend your hand over Tamie; give her strength; your grace; allow her to feel your love permiate to her core. I pray for her children that you wrap them and protect them emotionally and physically. I stand with Tamie as she claims physical; financial; and emotional healing. If you have called her to stand for her marriage give her the strength to run the race before. Convict and turn her husbands heart first to you God then back to his family and children. Speak loudly to him Lord so he cannot deny your voice. Restore what the enemy has stolen; restore this narriage; restore this family; and restore this woman in Jesus name! You are God and nothing is too difficukt for you! Blessed is she who believes what God has promised! Find your promises in scriptures Tamie and stand on them. My husband left me and my two children also after 20 yrs. It has been three years of prayer but he is visiting and supporting us well even though he divorced me. He tried to find other women but it didn’t work and I believe it was prayers. I put my trust in God; he put my disease in remission; has provided financially for me and gave me a safe and beautiful place to raise my children. God is so good to rescue us from our storms. He loves us all and will wrap you. Give up everything you fear and trust your loving Abba Daddy to take you in his arms and love you into a new and restored person. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

      1. D thank you so much. Your testimony is a huge reminder for me, thank you so much for sharing it and your prayers. I will pray for you as well my friend. For Gods continued grace and provision.

    4. Amen….Father God I ask that you touch your daughter Tamie and all of us that’s going thru trials and tribulations right now. I ask that you heal strengthen comfort and Bless financially you said ask and it shall be given unto thee so I’m asking Father in the name of Jesus that you hear our prayers Amen

  4. Amen amen! Father God love us back into Your everlasting arms so that we would be like You, compassionate and full of everything which is good that comes from You. Break the yokes of bondage set the captives free deliver Your daughters, and restore that which the enemy has stolen! May Your glory fill the earth. Let Your Kingdom come , Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Glory to You Who was and is and is to come!

  5. PRAISE THE LORD Thank you God for your perfect LOVE, Thank you for letting me experience your perfect LOVE today I ask you. You said ASK and you shall receive. Thank You God In Jesus Name Amen.

  6. Thank you Lord that you had your son die on the cross for me. You loved me when I was a sinner! Love you Lord!

  7. Thank you lord for your unconditional love that you have for me, i ask that i would also have unconditional love for others, injn Amen

  8. HI Tamie just pray and rest God is all knowing. Perfect love drives away all fears and Love conquers all fears. Be encouraged knowing that God is Love so abide in Him and worry not bethankcause He is the only way and he’s got you.

    Thank you Lord for your faithfulness!

  9. “God is love” is one of the most often-quoted sentiments from the Bible. But do we know what it means? Surprisingly, few do. Here’s what the Bible explains.
    God is love
    “God is love” is a direct quote from two different verses in the Bible—1 John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16. However, this truth, which is a description of the fundamental nature of God, is expressed many times in other scriptures.

    Another often-quoted verse is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world.” In John 16:27 we read, “For the Father Himself loves you.” The apostle John, again, speaks of God’s love in 1 John 3:1 when he says, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us.”

    However, none of the commentators explain the ultimate purpose of God—what God is doing because of His nature of love. The greatest expression of His love toward humanity is revealed in the purpose for our creation.

    God’s purpose
    One of the verses quoted above reveals the incredible truth of what God is doing because of His love. The apostle John wrote in 1 John 3:1, “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” God’s purpose for creating humankind is that He wants a family—children. God wants a family of sons and daughters of His own kind. Please let the incredible reality of that statement register in your mind.

    In 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 the apostle Paul records this awesome truth when he wrote, “Therefore ‘Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.’ ‘I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.’”

    God’s plan and purpose for human salvation is to offer all humanity the opportunity to become His own sons and daughters in His own family—on His level of life.

    God is love. Love is the fundamental essence of His nature and character—His very being. God is perfect in love. God’s love is manifested by His absolutely pure desire to care for, share and give.

    At present, the God family is composed of two members—God Most High (who is known to us now as God the Father) and the Word (the member of the God family who became the flesh-and-blood human being Jesus Christ—John 1:1-2, 14). These two members of the God family make up Elohim. Elohim is the first word translated “God” in the Bible (Genesis 1:1). Elohim is a plural word, the plural of Eloha. Elohim can be viewed as the family name of God.

    God’s purpose for creating humankind is to give all of us the opportunity to become heirs with Christ, a part of the ruling God family—to become the sons and daughters of God—brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ (Romans 8:14-17; Hebrews 2:9-11; Titus 3:7).

    John recorded further in 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He [Jesus Christ] is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” Once we receive the Holy Spirit, God considers us His children; but we must complete a process of spiritual development before the fullness of the process of birth into God’s family can occur.

    Our destiny (if we submit to God and go through the process of conversion) is to become a member of the God family like God’s firstborn Son is now. If we inherit life in God’s family, we will become like God the Father and Jesus Christ. This is why God (Elohim) created us the way They did.

    In Genesis 1:26 we read, “Then God [Elohim] said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion.’” We were patterned after God’s (Elohim’s) image and likeness because Elohim in Their love want us in Their family. (See our sections on “What Is the Meaning of Life?” and “Plan of Salvation.”)

    With power and authority in the family of God also comes the requirement that all must be done in love, not in selfishness, pride, greed or arrogance. We must become like God in character and nature if we are to become like Him in being!

    The love of the Father and the Son
    “God is love” not only describes the nature of God the Father; “God is love” also describes the nature of God the Son (Jesus Christ). These two members of the God family deeply love each other. Love is their nature.

    John 3:35 records, “The Father loves the Son.” We also read in John 5:20, “For the Father loves the Son.”

    We also know that Jesus loves His Father. John recorded Jesus’ words in John 14:31, “But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do.”

    Further, we see in this verse what Jesus’ love for His Father leads Him to do. Because of Their bond of love, Jesus always seeks to do whatever pleases His Father. John records in John 8:29, “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”

    The love that the Father and the Son have for each other produces a bond of oneness between them. Jesus said in John 10:30, “I and My Father are one.”

    Love—the motivating force behind salvation
    The end result of the salvation process is to become the actual sons and daughters of God. In Their love, God Most High and the Word decided that they wanted to share Their way of life with others just like Themselves. They decided that They wanted to share all that They are and have with others.

    As a result, they ordained a plan and created human life with the purpose of giving human beings the incredible opportunity of becoming actual members of Their family. This plan for offering sonship to humankind is called salvation.

    The requirement for receiving salvation
    To receive this incredible gift of eternal life in the family of God, all that God wants to see us do is to learn to grow toward loving Him as much as He loves us. The question that must be answered is, How does God want us to show love toward Him? God answers that question in His Word. John records, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

    “Loving God” and “keeping His commandments” are two truths that are often linked in the Bible in the Old and New Testaments. Numerous passages reveal this:

    “Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the LORD your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess. … You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might” (Deuteronomy 6:1, 5).

    “And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today for your good?” (Deuteronomy 10:12-13).

    “Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God drives you. … And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. …

    “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them” (Deuteronomy 30:1, 6, 19-20).

    “And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, ‘O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments’” (Daniel 9:4).

    “‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?’ Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets’” (Matthew 22:36-40).

    “If you love Me, keep My commandments. … He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him. … If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him” (John 14:15, 21, 23).

    “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked” (1 John 2:3-6).

    These passages are just a sampling of the many scriptures that link these two truths.

    The meaning of “God is love”
    God is love. God in His love wants us to become His sons and daughters. All we have to do to become His children—to become at one with Him—is to learn to love Him, His family and His creation, as He loves.

    “And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me” (John 17:22-23).

  10. Tamia may God cover you and your family with his love, protection and may he continue to strenght you during this trying time. Just know through God all things are possible and our God is bigger than in problem. Keep the faith! Love you my sister in Christ!

  11. Sweet spirit divine l thank you for your unconditional love. My dear Tamie, your prayer to God touched me so much. Now watch this, if me, a mere mortal is “moved” by your prayer how much more God? You have been heard n help is on the way. Keep hope alive for it is well with your soul. Heaven is looking on n cheering you because they know you will come through. For now it may seem unpleasant, but great is your reward if you hold on to the end. Remember, help is on the way!!! I’m proud of you Tamie!!

    1. Tamie,
      God hears your sincere and humble prayer. He will hold you up with His mighty right hand. Stability and strength will be your song. God wants to bless you . Your children are His children. Your lives are in the palm of His hand. Feel Him holding you. Peace is what you need. The peace that surpasses all understanding. Comfort will be found in His embrace. God is the healer and restorer. I pray He builds up you and your family and restores and all that was lost be found. All that is broken be pieced back together and all that has died be resserected and made new and improved in perfect love. The Lord takes away and the Lord gives. If you lost it all God can get it back. If you are tired rest in His great love for you. If your heart is clinched in pain and hurt then cry. God collects our tears. If your body is frail and weak lay it down. When we are weak He is strong. We can’t fight and win if we don’t trust in the Lord. It is impossible to please God without faith. Don’t waver. Don’t give up. Love is waiting for you. Receive it through prayer and in knowing God’s making a diamond out of you.

    2. Thank you from my heart. I never expected this support when I wrote that yesterday. I am humbled and grateful beyond belief. God did work on me yeaterday, he heard the prayers and gave me wisdom. Thank you for your faithfulness to him.

  12. Praying for my sister Tamie that God restore u, God keep u and let His face shine upon u. You are His beloved. God is fighting ur battles. U shall come out of this victorious.In Jesus Mighty Name.Amen!!!

  13. Is there anything too hard for the LORD? Keep on pushing! Keep on praying! Keep on trusting! Never give up my sister.
    Love and Prayers

  14. Tamia, God is in control of who’s in control…nothing has escaped His sight and hands, for He is your maker and creator…I will be praying for you. I pray that this season will draw you more into your Father’s loving arms, where you will find rest. In that rest He will rise you up from these ashes to redemption. The resurrected one will resurrect all of these hearts. I pray for your children, that God gives them peace, that He speaks to the innermost being and reassure them that their Father God loves them and He will provide all they need. That when you all are together Gods Holy Spirit is in that place, in the atmosphere. That He will make each of you sensitive to His voice and dispells the enemies voice…for you have victory in Jesus Christ my dear sister….praise and thank Him for the work He’s doing in each heart. For He’s doing something new, although your in this present season He’s carrying you, for nothing nothing is ever wasted in the hands of our Father God. Creator of heaven and earth still your more valuable to Him then all of what He’s created, your the apple of His eye, your His beloved…God has your husband in His hands…God convicts us for our good and His glory. The enemy condemns, but since your in Christ Jesus there’s no condemnation. This too shall pass, in this valley a stream of water will be placed before you…from this He will rise from within you, trust and believe even if your faith is as small as a mustard seed, in His eyes is not wasted it is greater then anything in the hands of our Father. God will have His will done as it is in Heaven…He will pour down grace, mercy, love and power by His holy presence in each heart…peace He will give you, a miracle is coming, miracles of each heart and God will restore it His timing, his way…His ways are higher His thoughts too, so have faith, enjoy His love, being at His feet where when you rise up it is Him rising you up, not anything or anyone else can ever seperate you from His love … Bask in Jesus Christ’s love my sister. Be blessed and know that nothing will perish in the arms of our Father…it is all for Him to display His glory while taking care of His daughter and what is hers. God bless you Tamia

  15. Gracious and loving God, thank you for your Love which teaches me how to live as child of a King, your Love makes me forgave others, teaches me true obedience, patience and how to be a new person in you Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord for your everlasting Love; I will strive to always please you God. Amen

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