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Perfected in Love

1 John 4:18 (LSB), “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”.

As believers, we must be beyond certain that The Father truly loves us. His Son paid the penalty due for sin as the result of the fall, through the high price paid for our redemption, we have been reconciled to the Father.

As believers when we fall, we can run to our Father with open arms and obtain mercy. The Father desires intimacy with His children. Too many believers are struggling with something because they have lacked intimacy with the Father, they have little to no time in the secret place. There are things from our past that He wants to root out. It may not even be something that is a result of sin, it may be a trauma that happened in our life, and we have carried shame or self-hatred because of it. The Father wants to take those burdens and heal our innermost parts.

A place of true intimacy with the Father is not just singing along to someone else’s words for a few minutes, while there is nothing wrong with that and it has its place for corporate and private worship, there is a deeper place to go to. We must sing the spiritual songs in our hearts, we must sing our own praise to the King of Kings!

We must be people with a truly seeking heart to sit at His feet daily and be aware of His presence and indwelling with us in every moment.

Psalm 42:7 (NET), “One deep stream calls out to another at the sound of your waterfalls; all your billows and waves overwhelm me.”