(The Lord’s Liquid Love For You Flows Freely)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
The message of Jesus Christ is summed up in His liquid love. I call it “liquid love” because it flows. The Father lavishly poured out His love upon all men—like water—through Christ Jesus who died for us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8).
He didn’t die for us because we were good people who were living right; we were sinners when He died for us! That’s extreme, indescribable, and extraordinary liquid love.
When you understand that Jesus gave His life to save you, you’ll recognise how much God values you. He thought you were worth the life of His only Son, and so He gave Jesus Christ in your place.
This shows that you’re as valuable to the Father as Jesus is. No wonder the Lord Jesus, pouring out His heart to the Father in prayer, wanted the world to know that the Father has loved us even as He had loved Him (John 17:23).
If Jesus gave His life so that you may have it, you should live His life. Like Paul, boldly live by the faith of the Son of God (Galatians 2:20). This means you should live His dream—what He saw and thought that you could be, for which reason He died for you! Refuse to live a lesser life. Live God’s dream!
Go Deeper: Ephesians 3:17-19, 1 John 4:8-10
Speak: Dear Father, I thank you for lavishly pouring out your love on me, demonstrating that I’m worth the life of your Son Jesus. Therefore, I’m motivated to reach out to sinners and win them to Christ. I’m compelled by your love to preach the Gospel to them, and I turn them from sin unto righteousness and from the power of satan unto you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Revelation 2:18-3:1-6, Ezekiel 31-32
TWO YEAR John 19:13-22, 2 Chronicles 21-22
Act: Write out Galatians 2:20 and paste it somewhere in your room, so it reminds you every day that you should live God’s dream for you