This week is holy week for Christians all around the world. Let’s spend this week intentionally reflecting on Jesus, what He did for us, and who He is to us. Each day, we can take an aspect of our faith and contemplate on it throughout the day. Whether in word, song, prayer, or written, join me in remember what this week is about (and it’s not just for spring break! :))
Today, the focus is on God’s love for us. After all, He loved us before we loved Him. Holy week brings us closer to the culmination of God’s love for us through Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. Today, we begin by focusing on the amazing Truth that God, who created the universe, loves us.
Here are some Scriptures to pray and meditate on:
Psalm 57:10 – For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Ephesians 2:4 – But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
1 John 4:10 – This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1. Acknowledge His love. Either write down or simply tell yourself (or others!) three ways God has shone you that He loves you.
2. Thank Him for His love for you.
3. Pick one way to show Him your love in return. Be creative! Some ideas are…
* Forgive someone you’ve been holding unforgiveness toward
* Show His love by doing something nice for someone else
* Obey Him in an area you’ve been avoiding
* Simply praise Him!
As you move about your day, remember, God loves you. It’s not a cliche, it is Truth. Wrap yourself in it; surrender to it; accept it; savor it. We’ll meet here again tomorrow to continue our faith jounrey through holy week.
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