I used to think it was kind of hokey for me to play up the idea: "Jesus loves me as though I am the only one."
Yet indeed Jesus loved me and gave Himself for me!
True, we read and believe that God so loved the WORLD, that He gave His only Son:
"... that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
Yes, you and I are a "whosoever."
But we should not settle for seeing ourselves as just one face out of millions upon millions.
Our Daddy God sees us as little children, as His own Son!
"Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17)
God sees us as His own precious Son!
He loves me! He gave His Son ... for ME!
Do you really believe that?
Or do you diffuse and disperse His love for your as though it's something generic?
He is your Daddy, and He wants you to see yourself as His Beloved Son!
This is the love that we need to know about, to be more invested in!
"14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." (Ephesians 3: 14-19)
We need to understand how much He loves us!
I need to understand this!