The God Who is Love

    Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. ~ 1 John 4:8

    Although God is holy and dreadful, He is also very benevolent and kind. He is gracious, understanding, and compassionate. It is because of His love He looks upon us with compassion; provided the Savior to pay the debt of our sins; and pities us when we falter and fail. God delights in mercy and reconciliation. When you approach God, put off all hypocrisy and excuses. When you do, know that you come before the one who loves you more deeply than you can even begin to comprehend.

How do your prayers reflect the love of God? Do you believe God genuinely desires to hear from you or do you think He has more pressing concerns? Why does this matter?

~ from Our Father in Heaven: Christian Reflections on Prayer, Geno Pyse