My dear Kathy,
Love has its meaning in Jesus. It's not just that He would love you, but that He could do nothing else. Should you imagine that you might be too far gone to be loved by Him then you should also know that He died for those who were too far gone. For He would not have to give His life for one who didn't need it, though there really isn't any such person as that.
In this is love, that one will give his life for his friends. Don't worry about the "friends" part, as if He would never think of you that way, for Christ died for us while we were ungodly. He loves you.
I received your response to my question. If he loves me, what do I do to receive it in my heart? I long to. Please help me. Kathy
There is NOTHING you can do for HE has done it all. Do you realize what He has done? He has taken everything that stood between you and God and has taken it out of the way. He did this by hanging on the cross and being condemned NOT for HIS sin, but for OURS. What I'm telling you is that God holds NOTHING against you because of what Christ has done. The good news of Jesus Christ to you is that those who believe in the Son HAVE the life and HAVE BEEN forgiven. Do you believe in the Son of God? If you do then you HAVE received His life and His love in your heart. You see, His promise is not given in exchange for something you do, it is given to those who know they can do nothing for it. If you know you cannot do anything to receive His love and are already looking to Him for it then it sounds like you ALREADY believe Him. Is this true?
Yes I do believe... Kathy
Kathy, my dear girl, God wants you to know that His love toward you has been made clear in the gift of His Son to YOU!
This is what is true about those who believe:
* No sin is held against them;
* God is pleased with them
* They have been taken out of the darkness and brought into the kingdom of light in Christ
* They have already received every spiritual blessing
* They have eternal life
* They are kept by the power of God
Check out this link: What if it is really finished? and read those statements that are based on the question, "What if it is REALLY finished?" Never let anyone try to tell you that God thinks of you based on what you have done, because He already judged that in His Son Jesus when He hung on the cross and finished the work of your salvation.