9 Effects of God’s Love

What Is the Nature of God’s Affection for Us?

By Charles F. Stanley
  • July 16, 2015

There is no substitute for the Father’s love. The Bible says that God is love—it’s His nature. He not only pours His love into our hearts, but He also lets it flow through us to others so we can have genuinely loving relationships.

Since God is the true source of love, you’ll find His love is active. Consider these effects of His love for us. It:

  1. Brings healing.

  2. Builds a sense of self-worth.

  3. Produces a feeling of emotional completeness.

  4. Gives security.

  5. Helps us to love those who have wronged us.

  6. Equips us to be kind toward those who have misunderstood or misjudged us.

  7. Empowers us to serve others joyfully.

  8. Enables us to develop an intimate relationship.

  9. Drives us to reach other people and share God’s love.

This kind of fulfilling love is only found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At the moment of salvation, He plants His love in our hearts. Then as we grow, His love within us matures. He overcomes our negative feelings, enables us to love those we might not naturally like, and fills the empty places in our hearts. There’s no greater love.

This article is adapted from the Sermon Notes for Dr. Stanley’s message, “Starved for Love,” which aired this past weekend on TV.

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