If you’ve been told you are the focus of God’s wrath or the object of His regret, you’ve been lied to.
Today, we are going to take a “Posture of Peace” by receiving God’s love for us.
Posture is a short, audible fist bump to remind you God is with you in everything. Together, we’re going to be emboldened take a daily Posture of perfect peace.
Okay, well love is in the air. We just recently celebrated Valentine’s day and I felt like the Lord over the weekend, brought me back to this very profound, mind blowing truth, that’s so simple, I think we might miss it sometimes. So I wanna read a few scriptures over you first. And in John 3:16, you may be familiar with this scripture. It says, “For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” And then I want to take you over to Romans 5:8, it says this. It says, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” And then the last scripture I wanna read is in 1 John 4:9, where it says, “This is how God showed His love among us. He sent His one and only son into the world, that we might live through Him.”
Okay, so here’s the truth that the Lord pricked my heart with this weekend, you are the focus of God’s love. I don’t want you to miss it, so I’m gonna say it again so it can sink in. You, yes, you, are the focus of God’s love. If you have been told or taught that you are the focus of God’s wrath or his judgment or his disappointment or that you are the object of his regret, you have been lied to because you are the focus of God’s love. You are the focus of His affection. You know, He created us humans not to be slaves but to be his children, he wanted family. So He made us and he created this world we live in, not to be a prison, but to be a paradise in which he could lavish his love and affection on us and have a real, authentic relationship with us.
And back in Genesis, when all of that was threatened by a deception of our enemy satan, our savior Jesus gave Himself to re-establish this truth in our hearts, by demonstrating with his very life that God is love and we are the focus of his love. So this is what I wanna encourage you with today. Don’t let the enemy’s deception strip away this truth from you again. It’s already been stolen from humanity once and it’s been reestablished and it’s for us to remain in.
We need to remain in this truth. We need to receive God’s love every day. You are the focus of God’s love. Don’t be tempted to live under anything less than that. Don’t be tempted to believe His love is for everyone else but you. I wanna encourage you to receive His love for you today, by living exclusively in this truth.