How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I spend a lot of time meditating on the fact that God loves me. One of my favorite things to say is, “My Father loves me.” And it’s true! He loved me so much He sent His Son to die for my sins and He raised me up with His Son and gave me His righteousness. Oh, how He loves me!
This morning, the words from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous poem drifted through my mind. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” And I decided to spend the day meditating on how much I love Him.
I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. (Psalms 18:1, KJV)
I love the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. (Psalms 116:1-2, KJV)
My beloved is mine and I am his! (Song of Solomon 2:16, Amplified)
If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15, KJV)
My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly. (Psalm 119:167)
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. (John 15:13-14, KJV)
By this we come to know… the [essential] love: that He laid down His [own] life for us; and we ought to lay [our] lives down for [those who are our] brothers [in Him]. (1 John 3:16, Amplified)
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar… (1 John 4:20, KJV)
Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs… Feed my sheep. (John 21:15, 16; KJV)
For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me… Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:35-36, 40; KJV)
I love You LORD with all my heart, all my mind, all my soul and all my strength. And I love my neighbor as I do myself. Oh, how I love Thee! Let me count the ways.