Perfect, unconditional love

By Dave Henning / May 9, 2015

“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”- 1 John 4:8

Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 2 of Waiting on God by stating that we can be certain God will help us because of His perfect, unconditional love.  Dr. Stanley contrasts God’s love and human love:

“. . . God’s love for you is not like most human love- moody, unpredictable, self-serving, and contingent upon your response.  His tenderness toward you is based on His holy character- which is unwavering, sacrificial, unchanging, completely trustworthy, and committed to providing the very best for you.”

The author describes ten powerful assurances we can count on God to give us every day of our life.  The first four assurances are discussed today.

1.  His lovingkindness and compassion are yours every day.  God never will leave or forsake us.  We can know with certainty that He is always working on our behalf.

2.  He is a solid, unshakable foundation for you.  The Lord is not given to sudden or volatile alterations in His behavior.  He operates on fixed, timeless principles that we can count on.  The Lord will hold us steady and secure if we focus on Him.

3.  He will guide you in the way you should go.  God faithfully leads us on the best path for our life or to what we are waiting for.  As long as we keep our eyes on Him, we are assured we’re on the right track.

4.  Whatever He requires of you, He will enable you to accomplish.  Dr. Stanley states the Lord has a supernatural way of “multiplying your time, talents, strength, wisdom, and supply when you trust in Him.”

Today’s question: Which of the first four assurances are most meaningful to you?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “Our great potential”

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Dave Henning


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