We all want to be able to say,
… I love God, I love Jesus!
And there is no reason why we can’t say that,
… and really mean it.
So, why does it seem so difficult or unreal sometimes?
Is there justification for us to say, ‘I love Jesus’
… and mean it,
… irrespective of whether the Bible commands this?
Yes there is,
… by simply receiving what Jesus has done for you.
Love has been perfected among us in this:
that we may have boldness in the day of judgment;
because as He is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear,
because fear involves torment.
But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
We love Him because He first loved us.
1 John 4:17-19
The key to our relationship with Jesus is, that
… we love Him because He first loved us!
That tells us, that unless we actually receive His love,
.. we will not be able to truly love Him.
In John 21:15-17, Jesus taught Peter this truth,
that we have nothing to give until we receive from Him,
… His LOVE and all that He has to give to us.
(Also refer article – Do you LOVE Me – )
Then, with His love in us,
… we have what it takes to truly love Him,
… and to express His love to others!