12 Ways God Says “I Love You”
Happy Valentine’s Day! I know everyone’s thoughts on this day always range quite a bit; some hate it and some love it. Colby and I never do much besides exchange an occasional card and cook dinner at home. However, today we are heading out-of-town, which had nothing to do with Valentine’s day and more to do with the fact that Monday is a holiday for Colby. Regardless, I know this day can be hard for so many who don’t have a spouse, or lost a spouse or maybe are facing a difficult situation with a relationship, which is what led me to put this post together.
I love that scripture talks so much about love, but not just any love, God’s love. 1 John 4:18-19 says, “we loved because he first loved us.” The whole reason any person can love is because God first loved us. No matter what your Valentine’s Day looks like or who you are spending it with there are plenty of scriptures to reflect on; scriptures displaying the love of God. I pulled together 12 of my favorite ways God says “I love you.” You can download the free printable here: 12 Ways God Says I Love You
I hope as you read these scriptures you have a revelation of just how loved you are by your heavenly Father. His love is perfect! It doesn’t just happen one day a year, it doesn’t waver, it’s not based on who you are or what you do. The Father’s love is relentless, it’s reckless, it’s overwhelming and it’s real. It will change you and everything about you.
12 Ways God Says “I Love You”
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19
“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.” John 3:16
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep.” Psalm 36:5-6
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