“Wow!” Someone shouted from the church audience. It was so loud that everyone in the auditorium heard it. This person exclaimed out loud what many others were thinking. “God loves me just as much as He loves His son, Jesus? That’s seems too good to be true, but if it is, ‘Wow!'”.
This occurred at a church where my book, God’s Best-Kept Secret. is being used. It is their text book on Sunday nights to disciple their members in what it means to live fully alive. I had been asked to speak at the first session on the topic discovering God. Here’s why there was such an outburst.
Before Jesus went to the cross, He prayed an amazing prayer for His disciples who were with Him. This prayer was also for every person who would become a Christian down through the ages, including you and me. The entire prayer is in John 17. However, here’s a couple of the verses you’re going to love about His love for you!
My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message. John 17:20 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them. John 17:26
Do we believe our Father answered Jesus’ prayer? Of course! Then you can rest assured that whether circumstances are good or bad, love for you is in you because He is in you.
One of the comments we have heard from the 500 people who have participated in our Advanced Discipleship Training (ADT) is that the reality of the Father’s love was deepened in them so greatly it solved most of their problems. That’s why I invite you to our upcoming four-week ADT Intro beginning April 25, no matter where you live. Here’s more info