Jesus spoke about abiding love to His disciples. In it, He revealed a profound truth that the same love that the Father showered upon Him is available to us.

Let’s imagine being cradled in a love so complete, so relentless, that it exceeds any love you’ve ever known.

This is the transformative love we’re talking about – free to be embraced and cherished every moment.

Key Takeaway to Abiding Love

  • Abiding Love: God’s love is steadfast and enduring, providing comfort and strength in every season of life.

Anchor Bible Verse of the day

Here, Jesus reveals the profound depth of His love for us, mirroring the boundless love of the Father.

He invites us to dwell in His love, finding refuge and security in His embrace.

Key Explanations:

  • Abide in My love: Jesus encourages us to remain steadfast in His love, finding our identity and purpose in His affectionate care.
  • As the Father loved Me: The depth and intensity of God’s love. It’s unconditional, sacrificial, and everlasting.

Reflection on Abiding Love

Jesus invites us to “abide” in His love, to make it our home, our haven. This requires us to open our hearts, to actively seek and nurture this connection.

It’s like opening the windows of our soul to bask in the warmth of His affection.

Why is abiding in God’s love so important?

Because it transforms us. In His love, we find forgiveness, acceptance, and purpose.

We find the strength to overcome challenges, the courage to face our fears, and the wisdom to make choices that align with His will.

How do we actually “abide” in this love?

It starts with recognizing its presence. God’s love isn’t hidden – it’s woven into our lives, in the beauty of nature, the kindness of strangers, the warmth of loved ones.

Next comes the choice.

  • We choose to actively seek His presence through prayer, meditation, scripture reading, and acts of service.
  • We choose to trust his love, even when life throws hardships at us.
  • We choose to forgive ourselves and others, knowing that we are already forgiven by Him.

This journey of abiding love is a lifelong commitment, but it’s one filled with joy, peace, and an unshakeable sense of belonging.

Reflect further:

  • What are some of the ways you distance yourself from God’s love?
  • What are some practical steps you can take to open yourself up to His love more fully?
  • How can you cultivate a deeper sense of security and trust in His love?

Remember, abiding love is a choice or an action the believer takes.


Call to Action

Take a moment to meditate on God’s abiding love for you. Allow His presence to fill your heart with peace and assurance, knowing that you are deeply cherished and valued by Him.

Prayer Points for Today

  • Prayer for Deepening Love: Ask God to deepen your understanding of His love and to help you abide in His presence daily.
  • Prayer for Overflowing Compassion: Pray for a heart overflowing with compassion towards others, reflecting God’s love in tangible ways.
  • Prayer for Trust and Surrender: Surrender your fears and insecurities to God, trusting in His abiding love to sustain and strengthen you.

Let’s Pray

Our Father, thank You for Your abiding love that sustains us through every trial and triumph. Help us to abide in Your love, finding rest and restoration in Your presence.

In the precious and mighty name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

My prayer for you: I pray that you may experience the depth and richness of God’s abiding love, filling your heart with peace and joy. May His love be a guiding light in every aspect of your life.