Augustine once described God’s love by saying, “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” Luke tells us that God supervises our lives and pays attention to every detail, even noticing the number of strands of hair on our heads (Lk 12:7). We are each uniquely important to God, and God should be extraordinarily special to each of us.
God deserves to be our priority, the center of our being. True devotion is not a hobby that we engage in from time to time. Prioritizing our relationship with God communicates our faithfulness to God, and God always rewards our faithfulness with a deeper experience of God’s love.
Daniel remains faithful to God no matter what circumstances he faces. God is the constant presence in his life. When danger threatens, when fear tries to overcome faith, Daniel responds by drawing closer to God. In response to Daniel’s faithfulness, God provides a new experience of steadfast love. Daniel does not allow the obstacles he encounters to overcome his devotion, and God faithfully responds to Daniel.
God loves each of us in such unique, devoted ways. This doesn’t mean that we will not have to deal with challenges and difficulties. But this does assure us that our faithfulness to God will always be met with an unique experience of our Creator’s faithful love for us.
How will you seek a deeper experience of God’s love today?
God, help us live a life that communicates our faithfulness to you in all that we do. Amen.