Joel Osteen Today’s Word Love Covers: when you know you are loved, it puts you at ease, you do not feel the need to have to perform or want to perform to make them love you because you already know, that makes you be your true self in their presence, you become at peace.
A lot of people are not sure whether God loves them or not, they are worried that he loves them based on their performance, so they try to earn his love. they calculate all the good things they have done in the week and then convince themselves that God loves them because of that. the problem with this approach of thinking is that when we sin against God and make a mistake or fall apart from his ways, we feel he does not like us any more and has moved on from us loving other people.
God is not like people, he loves us unconditionally, you can run away and turn away from God but he will come running after you, Pastor Joel Osteen wants us to know that there is nothing we can do to make God love us any more or any less, it is a gift and we are to receive it by faith, take the pressure of earning God’s love away from yourself, he loves us right now and also when we have made a mistake he always loves us.
The Apostle Paul said nothing can separate us from the love of God, we are marked by God, and are permanently loved by God, we can not run away from God’s love, he even loves the atheist, nothing we have done can change this love, we always think of how much we love God but we must keep in mind also that Gods love for us is immeasurable and greater.