because of God's love
 

 

A free daily devotional for women on God's love

with commentary and homework

The free daily devotional, "God Loves You and Me," will consist of 60 daily devotions that are organized under nine lessons taken form the study on God's love. Each day covers a different theme about God's love. This daily devotional has much of the same information as the study on God's love with less homework and some new insights on God's love.

 

 

Bible devotions for women


The Love of God is Described

     This is the time of year we think about love and what to give those we specially love.  Years ago after my son had gone to buy a card on Valentines Day, he said to me, “The scene he saw was so typically male. The guys, even the men who could manage a Fortune 500 company were standing there with a look of frustration that said, “This is the hardest decision I have had to make this week. What on earth do I buy her to show her I love her?”

     People can tell you they love you in the most marvelous ways nowadays, with the many creative and beautiful cards on the market.  Some even will audibly tell the person you love what they mean to you, and all you need to do is make sure they open the card (no more need to try to be creative).   Roses used to be a costly gift to give but thanks to modern agriculture, roses can be given in abundance.  Now, if you don’t want to bother with crowds (but you will need to order a little sooner than “the Day”) you can shop on-line and order everything from flowers to pajamas to tell your love you love them. 

     We enjoy words of love no matter how they are said to us.  Don’t we?  Yet, in reality it is the actions of love that truly speak to our hearts, not beautiful words or gifts.  Yes, I would be nuts to think we women don’t enjoy and appreciate roses, a lovely card, chocolates or diamonds, but if that gift comes from a person that is unloving to us, the gift becomes just a thing. 

     Let me ask you some questions and I think you will more clearly understand what I am saying about love. Did you have a father that said he loved you, but he abused you?  Did you have a mother that said you were her precious baby, but her actions said the opposite?  Do you have a husband who gives you expensive gifts but treats you like you aren’t there most of the time?  Do you have a child who is always telling you that you are a terrific mother, but says and does things to be mean to you?  Do you have a friend who says she is doing something out of love for you, but what she is doing says she doesn’t even like you?  When words are said and gifts are given to show love, but they have no actions to back them up, we don’t really feel or think we are loved, do we?  Remember that old but true saying, “Actions speak louder than words.”

     God’s love is defined by actions!  His Word speaks of His relentless actions of love that kept pursuing us, even when we were His enemy.  God’s greatest action of love is seen in His Son, Jesus Christ dying for us.   

For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.  Romans 5:10 NASB®

     God’s Word makes clear what His love is all about. The Bible says “God is love” in 1 John 4:8.  His Word explains to us that He created everything even love. This means that even the need for, thoughts of and feeling of love came from God.  Sorry to those of you who thought cupid invented love!

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A women's free Bible study on God's love

with commentary, homework, and
audio devotions

When I first decided to do this study on God's love some years back, I was going to look up every Bible verse on love and go from there.  However the Holy Spirit made it very clear to me to write about God and what He has done for us.  This is because God’s actions scream of His love for us!

Course outline

insights for women about God

Prayer, the gift of love

This is the time of year we think of love. In the month of February we think of loving others because of Valentine’s Day.  (Don’t you love those Valentine cards that sing a song when you open them? Shopping for one is definitely a unique experience.  I don’t think anyone cares what is written on them, just what is being sung.  This is because everyone around you is opening the singing cards and either laughing or ooing and ahhing.   Card shopping has gone from a quiet thoughtful experience as everyone reads the cards to a band practice setting. )  As spring unfolds we seem to feel the joy of new love.  I think this is because the sheer beauty of God’s creation is blossoming all around us, shouting new life. Therefore, the thought of the resurrection seems to come into our hearts and minds. I don’t know about you but I can’t help but think of His greatest act of love towards us this time of year. This act of love is of course His death on a cross and His resurrection.

When we feel love for someone, don’t we want to give them a gift? Are you ever at a loss on what to give the person you love?  Well, I have a suggestion.  It will never wear out.  It’s what everyone needs and most people want and it definitely lasts forever.  The price of this gift is free but it has a worth that is priceless. What is it? It is the gift of prayer!  Tell the person you love in a card, on a note, in a letter, by phone, or in person, that you will pray for them for the next month, or even better, for the next year.

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.  1 John 4:9-11 & 5:14-15 NASB®

In Mark 12:30 God tells us to love Him,

….and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 NASB®

You might be wondering what in the world could you give God for a gift.  Remember He owns the whole world and universe.  So what can you give God to show your love for Him?  Give Him the same gift you can give others, the gift of prayer!  I feel other than you giving God your heart through Jesus Christ, prayer is one of God’s favorite gifts from you. 

Prayer is communicating with God. True communication involves listening and responding. We listen to God by hearing, reading, studying, and mediating on His Word through various ways.  We respond to God by talking to Him. Why not make a date with God, and give Him the gift of prayer?  Your date can be a half day in prayer.  (Don't freak out, I don't mean 12 hours but 2 or 3 quality hours with God.) Click here to see how you can “Spend a Half Day in Prayer”.

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