5 Ways God Demonstrates Unconditional Love

“Hey Mom, hope you have a wonderful day!”


Nothing warms my heart more than these kinds of messages from our sons. The fact that as adult men they are sometimes thinking of their mother and would take time out of their day to send me a quick greeting makes my day! I usually stop whatever I’m doing to respond back because these exchanges remind me of how much I love them and how much they love me.


The most important people on this earth to me are my husband, Roosevelt and our 3 sons, Roosevelt III, Ryan and Aaron. If you ever want to see my other side, do something that threatens my husband or our children. Speak words of condemnation or accusation over or about them and we will have a conversation that quickly sets you on the right track, in Jesus’ name! 😊


Don’t get me wrong. They have done things (as have I) that have caused frustration, disappointment and anger, but I will never under any circumstances turn my back or renounce my love for them. When I said “I do” to Roosevelt I meant until death parts us and when I carried, labored and birthed our sons, my commitment was until my last breath.


While the love I have for my family is tender, affectionate and long-suffering, it pales in comparison to our Heavenly Father’s love for His children. Psalm 103: 8 -9 (NIV) tells us that despite the gravity or frequency of our sinful acts, God won’t remain angry with us forever because He is compassionate and gracious and His love abounds (is abundant, overflowing) toward us.


Transcendent, long-lasting, and permanent characterizes God’s agape love that Roosevelt spoke of in his blog, “Experiencing Enduring Love”. He stated that this love is unconditional and selfless which demonstrates the highest form of love. The Apostle Paul wrote about it in Romans 8.



And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow - not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. Romans 8:38 (NLT)


The New International Version (NIV) of Psalm 136 admonishes us to give thanks unto the Lord because His love endures forever. Verse by verse this Psalm speaks to how God demonstrated His love for the children of Israel through creation, delivering them from 400 years of slavery in Egypt, guiding them through the wilderness, fighting and destroying kings and kingdoms on their behalf, and giving Israel their land as an inheritance.


As New Testament Believers and God’s beloved children, we experience 5 powerful demonstrations of His unconditional love for us.


1. Creating – In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth strategically, systematically, and intentionally; thus, designing the optimal environment to produce, maintain and sustain life. As recipients of His never-ending love, He is continually creating optimal opportunities for us to live and thrive in abundance through the revelation of His word, relationships with others, tangible provisions, and financial resources.


2. Delivering – Psalm 103:4 reminds us that we shouldn’t forget that the Lord has redeemed (or delivered) us from destruction. While our adversary the devil, like a lion, is roaming around seeking who he can devour (I Peter 5:8), we never need to fear because God is always with us (Psalm 23:4). We simply must trust that under His wings is the place of shelter, refuge, and deliverance (Psalm 91:1-10), especially in times of trouble.


3. Guiding – There are times in our lives when we just don’t know what to do or whom or where to turn. Because our loving Father knew we would face these challenging times, He left the Holy Spirit here to live within us (I Corinthians 3:16). One of the primary roles of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling is to guide and teach believers according to the word of God. In times of confusion, fear, and doubt, the Holy Spirit guides us into all truth because He is the Spirit of Truth (John 16:13).


4. Fighting – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).


While there are seasons when it might seem that we are in a constant and never-ending battle that's not the whole truth. Jesus finished the fight when He died on the cross, won the battle when He rose on the third day, and now we are empowered to walk in victory. The enemy wants us to keep thinking we’re in a losing battle when what we really need to do is follow the instructions of Ephesians 6:10-11 which tells us to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power, put on the full armor of God, and then STAND!


5. Giving – The ultimate act of God’s unconditional love was the sacrificial gift of His only begotten Son on the cross. Through our faith in Jesus, we become children of God, and since we are God’s children, we are now joint heirs with Jesus (Romans 8:16-17) which makes us beneficiaries of his inheritance (Galatians 3:29).


The lyrics to "How He Loves Us", recorded by Anthony Evans, beautifully captures the depths of God's love:

He is jealous for me

Loves like a hurricane I am a tree

Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy

When all of a sudden

I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory

And I realize just how beautiful You are

And how great Your affections are for me


And oh how He loves us so

Oh how He loves us

How He loves us so


Because of God’s unconditional, unlimited, and unfailing love, we truly can say that nobody, including our spouse, partner, parents, or children, loves us like Our Father in heaven. He continues to demonstrate that love time and time again by abundantly providing for us. Just as I desire the very best for my family, our Father in heaven desires that and so much more for His children.




 

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