God loves you. If He had a cell phone, your picture would be on the front page!
God’s love is so awesome. If you can have a revelation of His love, you will be released to love others the way He loves you. Nobody can love beyond the revelation or understanding of how much they, themselves are loved. You cannot love me anymore than you love yourself.
People who don’t feel loved don’t need to be reprimanded, they need a revelation of God’s love for them. See yourself the way God sees you. If you could see yourself the way He sees you, you would walk differently.
Joseph lost everything and never got to see his dad grow old. His mother died and he never got to say good-bye. He saw his brothers a long time later and, instead of getting angry and throwing them in jail now that he had them in his power, he wept because of his love for them. Romans 8:35, 37 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Through Him who loves us, we are bold. Through Him who loves us we are set free to forgive and love the way He loves.
Rom 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” It is only our feelings that separate us from God’s love. Nothing else can. When we get a revelation of that love, we are set free to love others.
This is excerpted from a sermon preached by Pastor Anthony LoCascio, Pastor of The Life Church, http://www.lifechurchofdesplaines.com