1 John 4:9-11 (NLT)
9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.11 Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
Dear Lord, thank You for loving me and being the example of what real love is. I thank You for granting me another day and another chance to receive and give Your love. I thank You for loving me so much that You sent Your only son Jesus to die for not only my sins but the sins of the world just so we may be with You forever in heaven. I realize that sacrifice is a key compentent of love and I hope to model sacrifice in my relationship with You as well as my mate, family, friends, co-workers, etc. Let me be willing to make sacrifices in every area of my life that is beneficial in showing love to people as You’ve called us to do in Your word. Help me not to allow selfishness, bitterness, resentment, anger or any evil or negative thing to get in the way of me loving like You and remembering the greatest act of love and sacrifice ever known to man. Thank You for saving me and carrying away my sins.
I love You,