"38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39)
For the longest time, I used to believe that my sins, my thoughts, the perversions in my flesh had to be removed from me before I could understand, received, enjoy God's love.
It's amazing to me how I didn't understand this, even though I have been hearing this verse so many times before.
Nothing can separate me from God's love--and that is because I am now in Christ!
"But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:" (Ephesians 2:4-6)
This love is active and involved in my life. Nothing is stopping it.
Nothing can prevent it.
Just as Paul wrote, I had to be persuaded to believe it.
It takes time.
It does not happen overnight for us.
Again, this is why Paul had to pray on his knees that we would understand how much God loves us! (Ephesians 3:14-19)
There is so much clutter that has to be removed in our lives, so many things that we believe which are ... wrong.
Let's believe the truth -- let's know and believe in God's love for us!