Many Christians know "God loves me."
But do you really know?
Paul never claimed to have claimed a full understanding of God's love for him.
He deliberately corrects himself in a number of his epistles.
Consider this example:
"But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?" (Galatians 4:9)
It's not about knowing God, but rather about knowing that He knows you!
Check out what Paul had written prior in the same epistle:
"20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Galatians 2:20-21)
Notice that the Son, Jesus gave Himself for Paul, and in turn He gave Himself for us.
Yes, indeed, we belong to Jesus, those who believe on Him, and He desires us!
He longs for us! He has set His love on us.
This revelation is part of the crucial growing in grace, growing in knowledge of the LORD!
Paul wisely prayed this fundamental understanding for all of us!
"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)
Make this prayer your prayer today! Jesus desires you!