For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
It’s easy to get so used to this verse of the bible that we fail to see what it is really about. As a result, we go ahead looking for bigger solutions to the simplest problem.
There is more than just a superficial knowledge that God loves us. In Ephesians chapter 3, Paul prayed that the Ephesians would get a greater revelation of God’s love for them. He said “When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15- the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God”. Ephesians 3: 14-19
Two things have been established above; that God’s love isn’t just one dimensional. There is the height, the length, the breadth and the depth of his love. Many Christians however, have not seen the multidimensional reality of God’s love.
Also, experiencing God’s love equals fullness. The fact that one lacks in any area of a person’s life, establishes the fact that the person lacks the revelation of God’s love.
God’s love is not tied to our actions or performances. The bible says, “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.
We do not do anything to earn God’s love. We do not have to merit God’s love. There is no condition for us to enjoy God’s love. God’s love is simply unconditional. He doesn’t love us because of some virtue we possess, neither does he not love us because we are sinners. He loves us for he is himself love.
First, God made us in his image and likeness, we didn’t lose the love of God when man sinned, rather, he bought us back to himself, through the blood of Jesus Christ.
So far, we were not made righteous by good works but unto good works; an unbeliever is likewise not saved by working for his salvation but by working out his salvation which is believing. Just believe!