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28 Days of Experiencing God’s Love

CTA - Christ to All /Feb. 01, 2022
28 Days of Experiencing God’s Love

By CTA – Christ to All 

Spend a few moments with our tender, wise, kind heavenly Father. His gentle, very personal care surrounds, supports, strengthens, and sustains us. For each day of February, here are Scriptures, reflections, and prayers to help you recall all that he has graciously and lovingly done for us.  

  1. “I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you” (Isaiah 46:4 NLT).
         In the stillness, hear your Creator whisper words of life, of love, over you.  
  1. “[God] will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing” (Zephaniah 3:17 ESV).
         In Jesus and his cross, our Creator is also our Savior. He speaks words of
         forgiveness and love over us, quieting our fears.       
  1. “You have granted me life and steadfast love, and your care has preserved my spirit” (Job 10:12 ESV).
         The one who created us has also promised to preserve our spirits. He
         takes our cares, bearing our burdens for us.  
  1. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 ESV). 
         Our lives on earth will one day come to an end. But the life God gives
         through faith in his Son is forever.  
  1. “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand” (Ephesians 2:10 ESV).
         Lord, speak your assurances of love and wisdom to my heart so that my
         life honors you—day by day, decision by decision.  
  1. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17ESV). 
         By faith in Jesus, we are God’s new creations! As he continues his
         transforming work, he promises that the best is yet to come.  
  1. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity” (2 Peter 3:18 ESV).
         Thank you, Father, for your work in me. Remind me that I am not the
         person I once was, nor am I the person I will someday be.  
  1. I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord God, and you became mine(Ezekiel 16:8 ESV). 
         In a mercy that’s almost too good to be true, we have become members of
        God’s own family, his adopted children—dearly loved! 
  1. “According to his great mercy, [God] has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:3 ESV).
         The new life God gives us is no ordinary life! We are no ordinary people!  
  1. “To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12 ESV).
         Heavenly Father, thank you for all the blessings that belong to me as your
         child. Help me live in ways that bring honor to our family.  
  1. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me(John 17:22–23 ESV). 
         As we, the children of God, receive his love, we return to God and grow in
         love for others in his family.  
  1. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Proverbs 17:17 ESV).
         The only Friend who loves always is our Friend, Jesus. The only Friend
         who sticks with us in every adversity is Jesus, our Brother and Savior.  
  1. “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV).
         No problem is unsolvable, no pain unbearable, when we remember that
        Jesus stands by us.  
  1. “The Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God” (John 16:27 ESV). 
         God’s love for you is not sterile. It is the love of a very best Friend! It is a
         love that forgives, that comes to help.  
  1. “I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the LORD” (Hosea 2:20 ESV).
         God makes clear the depth of his love and commitment to his people. His
         promise carries the intensity of a wedding vow.  
  1. “Love is patient and kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4 NLT).
         Jesus’ love has no end. It never runs out. His love for us is limitless. His
         commitment to us never fails.  
  1. “Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT).
         Our Savior’s infinite love took him all the way to Calvary’s cross.
         That love defeated death and opened eternal life to all who believe!  
  1. I have loved you with an everlastinglove; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you” (Jeremiah 31:3 ESV). 
         The everlasting love of our Lord is not on-again, off-again. It does not
        depend on our feelings. Whether we feel loved or not, we are his beloved.  
  1. “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins” (1 John 4:10 NLT).
         Experiencing real love, love like that, we become able to really love in
         return. Loved, we love.  
  1. “If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11 ESV).
         Authentic love, self-sacrificial love has only one source—God himself.  
  1. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown” (Isaiah 43:2 NLT).
         No sin is too great. No number is sins are too many to be swept away by
         the flood of grace that flows from Calvary’s cross.  
  1. “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever” (Psalm 45:6 ESV).
         The King who loves us is splendid and majestic. His throne, his rule, his
         glory will never end.  
  1. “He feels pity for the weak and the needy, and he will rescue them” (Psalm 72:13 NLT).
         Jesus tenderly enfolds us in his compassion and care. He never scolds,
         never withholds his love or withdraws his mercy from us.  
  1. “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4 NLT).
         Eternity draws closer every day. Soon we will live in Jesus’ nearer
         presence forever!  
  1. “I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine” (Isaiah 43:1 ESV).
         Your Lord says to you, “You are mine.” How do those words of
         commitment comfort and encourage you?  
  1. [Jesusprayed,] May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me” (John 17:23 NLT). 
         Such love! Amazing love! Lord, may our lives echo your love in ways that
         all those around me will hear—and believe.  
  1. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid” (John 14:27 NLT).
         These words have comforted God’s faith-filled people for millennia. Let
         them comfort and reassure you today.  
  1. “Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT).
In the stillness, hear your Lord—your Friend—whisper words of affection and encouragement to your heart.  

Editor’s note: Much of the 28 Days of Experiencing God’s Love is adapted from Whispers of God’s Love devotion book by Jane L. Fryar.