Keep On Loving

1 John 4:19 NIV, ”We love because he first loved us.”

Truthfully there are many reasons why I love Jesus, but this is one of the main reasons…because He first loved me. His love is not based on anything we’ve said or done. It doesn’t rely on our abilities in any way. He freely gives it, all we need to do is open our hearts to receive it. He proved His love by sacrificing His one and only Son to die for my sins, for your sins, and for the sins of the entire world. Jesus is a gift of love, the greatest gift we could ever receive.

Photo by: Ylanite Koppens

As we grow in Christ, we learn to better understand His love. His love is unique, and it opens our eyes to His perspective. It’s changes how we view life and how we see people. It brings us hope and helps us to stay rooted in truth. The truth of Christ is a precious gem in a world that is saturated with lies.

One of life’s greatest joys is knowing the love of Jesus, and sharing that love with those around us. Every act of love, covered in God’s grace, touches a person’s heart. It doesn’t matter how tiny it may seem. Walking in the love of Christ takes strength and godly character, but by faith, we should keep on loving God and loving people, because He first loved us.

38 thoughts on “Keep On Loving

  1. How amazing that the Creator of all seen and unseen life, loved us first?! This is a wonderful reminder, Dawn! I am excited for your move, is it still on for tomorrow? I pray travel mercy and protection for you and your belongings as you journey to be with your family. God bless and be with you! ♥♥

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    1. His love always was and always will be. Yes truly amazing! Thank you! I’m super excited too. Tomorrow is my last day of work. But I will leave Florida during the first week of November. My sister is coming to visit next week. Thanks for the prayers! I need and appreciate them. 💛

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  2. Very good posting I like what you wrote that God’s love changes the way we view life and see people. His love help us to forgive our enemies and to always seek to do good. Dawn when we get this precious gem of Christ love and truth it is so precious we can’t afford to lose it.When we really start to understand His love it also helps us to be committed to His holiness.

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    1. Thanks Maurice! Forgiveness is so vital if we want to walk in the love of Christ. Yes, His love does help us to desire a lifestyle of holiness. Love should be the root of our relationship with God and our motivation to serve Him and others.

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      1. Thanks Deb for praying! How sweet of you to remember. It was a wonderful day and it was emotional to say goodbye to everyone. Last night they took me to dinner. I am definitely excited about the next chapter!! 💥

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  3. This post made me well up inside. God’s unconditional love still breaks me up inside. Everything that He has done for us is out of His love. You nailed it when you said that He loved us first; and that it was not based on our actions or anything we could do. Thank you for this post Dawn.

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