Encourage others and yourself! Share a scripture, quote, devotional, lyrics, or anything that has blessed you and strengthened you in your faith. Don’t forget to sign Mr. Linky.
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For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. ~ Galatians 5:6 (KJV).
Faith works by love. I believe that every thing in the Bible, every promise, every condition, hinges on the love of God.
It hinges on believing that God loves you. Recently I read a question from someone that read “Is it a sin to love yourself before others?” You cannot truly love yourself or others without believing that God loves you.
This verse tells us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. If we don’t love ourselves, we can’t love others because we will treat them the same way we treat ourselves. And if we don’t love others, we don’t love God.
How can we truly love ourselves if we don’t believe God loves us? We can only see our true worth when we believe what God says about us. It is only when we believe that the Creator of the Universe, the Great Alpha and Omega, can love someone like us—faults and all–that we can see how much we are worth.
We don’t obey God before we believe He loves us. It is a byproduct of believing it. We aren’t blessed because we are good enough or because we confess Scriptures every day. It isn’t even because we pray enough or go to church enough. No, we are blessed because we believe that God loves us.
When we believe that, we step into our new identity. We put on our coat of many colors, our coat of promise. It represents who we are—children of the Most High God.
It is then that we take on our new identity and become the person God created us to be. We cannot move forward in our destinies, our work for the Lord, until we learn how to be loved by God, until we take a leap of faith and believe that God loves us.
Take the book of John and read one chapter every day. Keep reading it until it seeps into your spirit. Find Scriptures on the love God has for you and read them every day. When you go by the mirror every morning and evening, tell your reflection “God loves me.”
Do these exercises every day until you really believe that God loves you. Then watch those long-standing problems in your life disappear.
~ Annagail Lynes
This says it all… have faith, memorize His Word & Believe what He says about you.
God Bless, HL