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Thursday, November 12, 2009

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

I John 4:9 By this the love of God is revealed in us: that God has sent his one and only Son into the world so that we may live through him. 4:10 In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 4:11 Dear friends, if God so loved us, then we also ought to love one another. 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.

My love does not reflect my Father's love when:

  • it looks for what it gets instead of what it can give
  • it is affected by circumstance
  • it is limited by irritants
  • it doesn't cover over sins
  • it keeps account of wrongs
  • it selfishly tries to get its way
  • it requires emotions to work
  • it desires revenge
  • it looks at me before others
  • it tires out
  • it runs out of hope
  • it looks at the surface of things
  • it assumes
  • it grabs
  • it gives up
  • it stops trying
  • it hides
  • it waits for a return
  • it says, "No more!"
His love has no limit
His grace has no measure
His power no boundary known unto man
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus
He giveth and giveth and giveth again.
-Annie J Flint


  1. amen amen! thanks so much for sharing this. perfect timing.