God loves you more than you love your wife, your husband, more than you love your boyfriend or girlfriend, more than you love your kids. Listen, God loves you more than you love Him and even more than you love yourself.
God is love. Love is a part of His nature. Our love can be watered down and determined by our feelings, but when you transform your version of love into God’s love, then your capacity to love increases more and more. You will be more willing to die to yourself, move on, and forgive.
Everyone struggle with forgiveness, but we have to forgive. We have to wrestle with this. In fact, it’s one of the most important components of love. Some relationships may never be fixed, but don’t let those unresolved issues change your Christian character. You have to keep your head bowed in prayer.
The letter of 1 John 4:7-8 says,
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”1 John 4:7-8
The scripture tells us that if we don’t love, then we don’t know God. The body of Christ was broken for you before you even knew God. The bible tells us in Romans that we were enemies when Christ died for our sins. The only way you can forgive is when you remember God’s forgiveness.
John continues his letter in 1 John 4:9-11 and says,
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.11Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”1 John 4:9-11
If you’re a Christian you’re a part of God’s family now. No family on earth is perfect, but in God’s family, every member is important. This is how you love God, love one another.