Updated: Jan 4, 2021
Read the Bible verses related to each devotion.
Then follow the actions and prayers for yourself and a nonbeliever at the bottom of the page.
READ: John 3:1-21
Ok, so let’s take a look at the heart of the Father. Let’s look at His love towards you. I know what you might be thinking, “I know that God loves me.” I am sure that you do. But, there may be more. In fact, I know that there is more. His love for you is immeasurable. However, Jesus, who flawlessly displays the Father in heaven, shares a BIG part of God’s love in 25 incredible words.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
FOR GOD SO LOVED
This is seriously one of the most reassuring statements of all time. Let’s look at this more clearly (read the words slowly and let God speak back to you; let the Holy Spirit teach you while you read). “For God so loved.” This is awesome! God loved you before the foundation of the world. His relationship with you, it started in His love, and not in your good intentions. Let me explain.
Have you ever done something good, even extraordinary, and then people you never knew started to like you? Or people that didn’t really reach out previously to you started to talk with you? And then when you do something wrong, it seems the whole world turns against you. You feel rotten inside, and people don’t look at you the same way. As a result, you learn to perform; you learn to do the right things to get the right response from others. Maybe you put out the type of post that will get a certain response and make you feel better (I am not saying this is wrong). Instead, I am sharing about how our emotions work. If we do something good, we feel good, and people seem to like us. If we do something truly wrong, we feel horrible, and people don’t seem to like us. But it is not that way with God.