1 JOHN 5:3
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.”
We don’t earn God’s love by keeping His commandments. However, we often don’t see or believe His love for us until we meditate on His Word. A friend of mine struggled with believing that God loved her. When asked if she thought God loved her, this friend would answer, “Of course I know God loves me.” However, she didn’t feel accepted by the people around her, and the resulting belief was that God didn’t enjoy her. She felt like God only tolerated her. My friend decided to try meditating on a couple of verses over six months. By the end of the six months, she realized that she knew God loved her. As we keep our Heavenly Father’s commandments before our face and meditate on them, we put ourselves in a position to receive God’s love for us.
"WE REALIZE GOD'S LOVE FOR US BY KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS."
LORD, thank you for choosing to love me. Thank you for your Spirit-infused Word. Please help me to discipline my mind to meditate on your Word constantly. I want to know you through keeping your commands. Please forgive me for boasting in you publicly but not giving you my time privately.