That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17b-19 NKJV
He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not… I remember plucking a daisy and pulling off the petals and saying these words. It’s something children enjoy doing. I know I did. Of course, I was trying to see if my imaginary boyfriend loved me. Being a child, I really did not understand love. I knew my family loved me.
As an adult it was difficult to realize I was loved even when I messed up. There was something in my heart that held me back from accepting my heavenly Father’s unconditional love. I could not understand God loves me all the time. His love is not based on my performance. He continues to love me. Whether I’m good, bad, or indifferent, God loves me still.
During a time of prayer with two of my sisters in the Lord, one of them drew me a picture. It was a daisy with lots of petals. Some of the petals were falling off and on each petal was written “He loves me”. My sister looked at me and said, There are no “He loves me not’s.”
That beautiful example and those wonderful words changed my life. I will always remember and know without a doubt that He loves me. God does love me! What an amazing and beautiful love He has for us! The Bible says,
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.
John 3:16 KJV
And you know friends, Father God does love you. He loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross to save you. You can receive and know this love by praying from your heart and telling Jesus that you need Him to be your Savior. Ask Him to forgive your sins. He will answer your prayer and He will come into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Your life will be changed forever!
Father God, thank You that Your love for me is eternal, unlimited, unconditional.
I rest in the knowledge that You will always love me.
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Meet our Contributor
Glenda Shouse is a devotion writer. She is published at Christian Devotions Ministries, PresbyCan, The Upper Room, and VineWords: Devotions and More. She is working alongside two friends to complete her first devotional book entitled, Love-Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships.
Glenda’s prayer shawl ministry, Three-Strand Cord, focuses on imparting hope to ladies going through difficult times. Each recipient is gifted with a hand-crocheted or knitted prayer shawl. When possible, Glenda delivers these shawls personally, and prays for each individual.
Those who know Glenda well, are aware of her gifting as a prayer warrior. She is a powerhouse of prayer, because she has a close relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Glenda is passionate about praying.
In her spare time, Glenda enjoys her role as “Gammy” to her two grandsons. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, and knitting.