Perfect Love

Did you know you can run into the arms of the Father more than once?
Some people think that you run to the alter, say a prayer, and get dunked in a pool and that’s it. Now you can live however you want.
Most people sit in doubt, depression, anxiety, and fear. But God said “1 Peter 5:7 (NKJV): casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” He also said “1 John 4:18 (NKJV): There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.” There is none of that in the Arms of the Father. 
You won’t run into His arms if you don’t see Him for who He is. If you don’t believe He is who He said He is. If you don’t believe He’s a way maker. That He can take your mustard seed and move mountains. That He is sovereign over all. 
The Bible says that God came on the scene making things happen. It says in the beginning it was dark and void, and He said let there be light. How do you comprehend light in a place of complete darkness? That’s why you can’t let what you see determine the possibility. He can make something out of nothing.
Why don’t we run into the Arms of the Father? Do we not understand the love He has for us? He sent His Son to die for us when we were enemies, while we were still sinners. 
Romans 5:8 (NKJV): But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
So now that we are His children why wouldn’t He do anything for us? 
Matthew 7:11 (NKJV): If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Psalm 84:11 (NKJV): No good thing will He withhold, From those who walk uprightly.
Do we believe He has great plans for us, plans to prosper us, plans for hope and a future?
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV): For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:28 (NKJV): And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 
When we have a reverence for who He is we will continue to run into His arms. 
 
God So Loves You
 
Ephesians 3:14–19 (NKJV): For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,  17 that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—19 to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Genesis 2:9 (NKJV): The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2:16–17 (NKJV): And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Adam and Eve chose to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God said if you eat of it you shall surely die. Not a physical death but a spiritual death. They didn’t choose the tree of Life. Which was to have relationship with God. So here we see that having knowledge doesn’t always bring you closer in relationship and love. Now we have the knowledge of good and evil, so why have most of the Adamic race chosen evil and not good. Because knowledge has you to believe in yourself. Love has you believe in who created you. We use to pray for rain, now we have the weather report and we don’t need God for that anymore. 
1 Corinthians 8:1 (NKJV): Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.
John 13:23–24 (NKJV): Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples,   whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke.
Peter the disciple, one of the most knowledgeable about Jesus and the one that had the revelation that Jesus was the Christ. Peter had to ask John if he knew what Jesus was talking about. Because John was convinced that Jesus loved Him. Love triumphs knowledge. You can know of Jesus but it won’t mean a thing if you don’t believe that He loves you. 
Ephesians 1:17–18 (NKJV): that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. 
True knowledge of God is love. The Bible tells about how deep how wide and how high Gods love is for you. He loves you. You are enough. You are His. God came and died for you. Growth in relationships, faith, and knowledge of God comes from you being rooted in love. Knowing and being convinced that God loves you.  
Proverbs 8:30–31 (NKJV): Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman;
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
31 Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
 And my delight was with the sons of men.
 
Gracefully & Faithfully Loved
 
Isaiah 54:10 (NKJV): For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
1 John 4:18–19 (NKJV): But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.
He loved us first. There’s nothing we did. There’s nothing we can do. 
He laid down His life. He found us when we didn’t know we were lost. He opened our eyes when we didn’t know we were blind. 
Amazing Grace, unfailing love. 
He gives the sparrows everything they need. He paints the sky. He clothes the flowers. He loves us way more. 
We are the apple of his eye. We are adored by the king of kings. 
His love fights for us. 
His loves frees us. 
He love never fails. 
He keeps being faithful over and over again. 
His love is evergreen. 
We are kept by His love. 
Kept in His perfect arms. 
Kept in perfect peace. 

Love That Makes You Love
 
Perfect love is a powerful thing. I think because we use it so flipantly that is feels watered down. I know you've heard it before. But this love isn't a love we are used to. God's love is perfect. 
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV): And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Colossians 3:14 (NKJV): But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
This perfect love is contagious. Once you allow God's love to penetrate every part of your life then you have no other choice but to love. Because not everyone has the love of God you may not get the warmest welcome back, but keep loving. 
1 John 4:11 (NKJV): Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
John 15:12 (NKJV): This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
1 John 4:7 (NKJV): Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
Perfect love does something in you, but it also does something through you. This love doesn't only affect you, it affects the others around you. It is our fleshly nature to focus on us, but this love is greater. We have to remember that God is the source of this love. So lets not expect a reward from whom we love. That frees us to love and not expect back. Give love and expect God to give more to you. It sounds easy, but this love is a perfecting love and it’s a process. 
1 Peter 4:8 (NKJV): And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
Luke 6:35 (NKJV): But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.
1 John 4:12 (NKJV): No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. 
Romans 12:9–13 (NKJV): Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality.
Thankful For His Love