God’s great love lavished on us
What being loved by God means for us–our security and constant in life, seeing God’s greatness and our smallness (small yet not insignificant but loved), witnessing His extravagant generosity, His providence and provision, His deliverance from evil and harm, enjoying intimacy with God, internalising His love, living in His love allows us to push through life, God’s fair and just love when the world is unfair.
The privilege of being His child
Receiving a spirit of adoption (calling our Abba Father), looking to Jesus as our co-heir (and our saviour and intercessor), the power of prayer (knowing our Father listens), learning childlike trust and dependence on God, being growing children–works in progress, accepting His discipline and trusting His heart, belonging to the True Love (even if V-day throws us lemons), Created for His pleasure, made to worship Him, He delights in us.
Sharing His love with the others
People are seeking love and acceptance, Christ’s love compels us to act on love (say less, do more), practical ways to show love, caring for those who are lonely and hurting, forgiving others, being a light in the workplace, loving the unlovely, loving even when it’s hard and when it hurts, loving mercy and justice, love that isn’t a doormat (tough love).