Maybe you already know that God loves you. Perhaps you’ve heard it preached from the pulpit several times, you may have heard it spoken of by different people at different times also. I am moved somehow by God’s love for humanity through the death of Christ and I have accepted it by default that God loves me. I know it was because of God’s love that I am able to become a new person in Christ by faith. Why then do I need to declare God’s love over myself? You may have wondered about this question as well is probably your thoughts too, right? You may have heard about God’s love but do you really believe it? Do you believe that everything happens in your life purely out of God’s love for you?
I heard about a man who had a really bad day and he made a complaint to God saying; God, I set my alarm to wake me up but it didn’t, then I hit a traffic on the way to work and that made me late to work. Why didn’t you wake me up and why did you allow me to hit the traffic? And God responded, I didnt wake you up because I know you needed some time to catch up on your sleep and I allowed the traffic so that you wouldn’t be involved in an accident that happened on your way. I wouldnt want to welcome you in heaven knowing that you haven’t fulfilled your purpose on earth. Isn’t that a powerful story? In this man’s reality, it seemed like everything was falling apart yet everything happened out of God’s love for him.
There is danger in not knowing, not being grounded and not fully accepting God’s love. Out of God’s love for this man, He allowed him to get some due rest and isnt true what the scripture says that God gives His beloved sleep? (Psalm 127:2). God also protected him from danger in the day yet in this man’s mind and reality, it seemed like everything was falling apart. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have this notion at the back of your mind in that, whatever happens to you, happens as a result of God’s love for you? I was once in an abusive relationship that ended really badly. This same man who abused me physically, mentally, socially and on all other way you can imagine had such a hold on me that in my brokenness I was still willing to go back to him but God delivered me from it all. That deliverance was a show of God’s love towards me.
You may be wondering why the need to declare God’s love over yourself? This is because a life that is not fully grounded in love will operate in fear. A life that is fully founded and grounded in love flows in love towards others. That life is able to relate with others peacefully. Everything we do in life must be embedded in the love of God. When we rest in God’s love then our journey in life will be easier and smoother, and our relationship with others will flow out of gods love in our heart. It is not a cliche but God loves you unconditionally and you can only operate fully in accordance to His plans and purpose for you when you align yourself fully with His love.
God’s kind of love works extra hard to heal our wounds and to soothe our pains. He wipes away all tears and He takes away all hurts. He gives us hope for the future and He fills our hearts with laughter. God’s love comforts in times of need and He does not leave you hanging in any situation. He is a good good father who wraps His arms of love around us and extends His joy to our hearts. His love is what you have been longing and searching for. It does not dwell in a human heart. The human heart is too conditional, too hard to forgive and too proud to be utterly selfless.
Your pets cannot give you the type of love you desire and deserve. Only God can give you that kind of love. He reached out to the lonely Adam in the garden of Eden and gave him a helpmate. He reached out to the disobedient Jonah in the belly of a whale and rescued him from death. He forgave a sinful nation of Nineveh and gave them a brand new start. He delivered the children from their oppressors, they sinned against Him and He still fulfilled His promises to the obstinate and doubtful nation of Israel. He sent His one and only begotten son to die for your sins so that you can be reconciled to Him.
You can experience this undying, unending, unconditional love of God. This is the type of love you deserve. This is the type of love the world cannot give you. This is the type of love the Lord of all the earth showers over His children. If you have been looking for love in the most unlikely places, stop now. Switch over to God’s love. Your family love is great but it cannot last you till eternity. Your friend’s love is fantastic but it is only for a moment. Your spouse’s love is amazing but God’s love is everlasting. Human love is flawed. It is like a pressure cooker, once boiled over, it dies down as soon as the fire goes out. Human love is nothing but a temporary means to an end.
God’s love is a lifetime of gesture and pleasure. It is patient and kind. It is not envious, it is not boastful, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs (1 Corinthians 13:4–8a). It does not expire. It is never tired of doing good. God’s love is the love you have been looking for all your life.
Have you ever seen a display of love like the Lord’s kind of love? He puts a rainbow on the sky as a reminder of His love to all humanity. He has never withdrawn the lights above from us all and neither has He removed the earth from beneath us yet we sin against Him every day all day long. He gives His breath and we all get our daily bread from his provision.
I have never seen a display of an all-around love like the Lord’s love. Human love is completely faulty. God’s love is totally whole and holy. Do you have a background with little or no display of love? Then you, my friend need God’s love. Have you ever suffered from rejection, dejection, condemnation like I have? You need God’s love. Have you grown from a dysfunctional family background? Do you hardly show emotions or any kind of love for others? then you, my friend need God’s love and He is extending it to you right now. Accept God’s love into your life. Embrace God’s love in your heart. Let it dwell richly in your abode.
You are God’s child and He loves you very much. He loves you like a father loves his beloved child. He loves you more than a bridegroom could ever love his bride. He loves you like a child gazes lovingly into his mother’s eyes. He loves you like a codependent who cannot live without the other person.
God is love and He loves you unconditionally. Nothing can separate you from the Love of God. No tribulation, trials of this world, depth or height, hunger, abuse, debt, nor death can separate you from the Love of God (Romans 8:31-39).
God loves you very much and He will never change His mind about you. His mind is made up to love you despite your quirkiness, awkwardness, messes and weaknesses. He has made up His mind to love you till eternity. His love for you will never decrease or change otherwise. God stands firm with His promise. His love for you is unchangeable and unshakeable. No matter what you have done or may do, God’s love for you still stands firm and unending. He does not reject or dislike anybody who runs to or call on Him. You are His sheep, the sheep of His pasture and He is your God” (Ezekiel 34:31). He is a good shepherd and He will never leave you nor forsake you(Deuteronomy 31:6).
The only thing that makes you feel unloved by God is sin which produces condemnation and it separates you from God. God does not remove His faithful love from you. You are loved by God. A man may curse you, condemn you, dislike you or hate you. But God loves you so very much that He releases His blessings over you. He may convicts you of your sinful habits but He only does it out of love for you, to keep you in check and to bring you closer to Him.
There is no doubt about it, You are loved by God! You are His beloved. He loves you very much. That is why He sent his only son to die for your sins(John 3:16). God loves you unconditionally. He loves you with intent. He loves you with all His heart. He has not and He will not condemn you. He loves you very much. Only if you will open up your heart, mind and spirit to receive this great love of God will he envelop you with His unending love.
Speak the Word of God Over Yourself and Change Your World for the best
I declare that God’s banner over me is love. My heart is embedded in God’s love and His banner over me is love. written all over me. I am His beloved and He loves me unconditionally. I choose to rely on His steadfast love and I am comforted in this season of my life.
I declare that I daily enjoy God’s unchanging, unstoppable, unshakeable love in all areas of my life. He embraces me with affection and I do not stray away from His embrace. I will not take God’s love for me for granted but I will hold on to His love and I will continue to experience His steadfast love till eternity (Songs of Solomon 2:4, Psalm 60:4).
I declare that in all things I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me (Romans 8:37). I have the confidence in God’s love that as I face life’s difficulties and battles, His love will never be withdrawn from me and I will continue to rejoice in His love for me. God’s love is imprinted on me, it cannot be erased by any man on earth or angels in heaven. I am loved by my heavenly father and His love makes me victorious in life.
I declare that I will not believe the lie of the devil that nobody loves me. I am loved by God and I accept His love for me. I do not need to fight to be loved for I am smothered with God’s love and I am settled in His love for life.
I declare that I will no longer live in defeat but I will live in the victory which Christ won for me through His death on Calvary. Henceforth, I will face all trials of life with confidence and victory in mind. I will win every battle, every trial and every tribulation with overwhelming victory through the love of Christ which He bestowed on me.
I declare that I have the power to overcome through the love of Christ on me. No weapon that is formed or fashioned against me shall prosper. From now on, it will be a victory upon victory for me. This season, I am rising above troubles, I am overcoming obstacles and rejections. Everybody who hates me or dislikes me will begin to support my cause for the Lord. They will turn around and love me with the Love of God and I will love them in return with the love of Christ within me. In this season of my life, I will enjoy overwhelming victory which Christ purchased for me through his death in love for me. Through his death for my sins, I have gained the victory I need to win in life and I will win.
I declare that God’s love fills me with hope for the future. It does not matter what my current situation look like, God loves me and He is working out things for my good. I am the apple of God’s eyes, the sheep of His pasture and I am greatly loved by Him. My future is not in any man’s hands but in God’s hands and He brings to pass His plans and purposes for my life. My future is bright. My path is clear. I will not be put to shame(Romans 5:5). I will live my life in love with God and I will extend this love of God to others who need it. This is my declaration.
I declare that God’s love grows on me daily and I have in excess for others to bear. As I grow in love with Christ, my love tank also grows to the overflowing. Henceforth, I will talk in love, walk in love and I live in the love of Christ. As my heavenly father pours out His love on me, I will bless others and not curse them. I will love with the grace of God upon my life and I will not be a disgrace to others. As I continue to experience the true love in my life, I will not be selfish but I will share this true love of Christ with others so that God’s Kingdom will continue to be established on earth as it is in heaven. In reward, the Lord will continue to shower me with His love till eternity comes (1 Peter 5:7, Romans 5:5, 1 Corinthians 13:1). This is my declaration.
I declare that I am loved by God with an everlasting love. Nothing shall separate me from the Love of God. Christ’s love has been shed abroad in my heart and it will not be taken away from me. Henceforth I shall be well rooted and grounded in the love of God and it will take me to places I never imagined. The love of God upon my life will open up opportunities to love others as Christ loves them. I will extend the same love of God in my heart to others and God’s kingdom shall be established on earth just as it is heaven.
I declare that through the love of God for me I come alive in Christ. I am dead to sin and I live in righteousness. The Lord delivers me from the kingdom of darkness and now I live in the light. I am no longer a part of the problem to the world but God has made me a solution in the world. Through the love of God, I have become the light of the world and the salt of the earth. His love for me is greater than the love of anybody in the world. His love for me surpasses any human knowledge or understanding. His love for me is unquenchable and unpredictable. Nothing can stop His love for me. Henceforth I will live my life in His live. (Ephesians 2:4-5