I Will Love You Unconditionally

When I heard Katy Perry’s latest song Unconditionally it struck me as one of the most powerful songs I had ever heard! It is a message straight from God to every one of us of his unconditional love for us. I even question whether or not she wrote it and meant it as such. She has acknowledged she believes in God and happens to be wearing large cross earrings in the music video. It made me cry when I heard it. I dare you to listen to it and imagine God singing these words to you:

“Unconditionally”

Oh no, did I get too close?
Oh, did I almost see what’s really on the inside?
All your insecurities
All the dirty laundry
Never made me blink one time

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

Come just as you are to me
Don’t need apologies
Know that you are worthy
I’ll take your bad days with your good
Walk through the storm I would
I do it all because I love you, I love you

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
There is no fear now
Let go and just be free
I will love you unconditionally

So open up your heart and just let it begin
Open up your heart and just let it begin
Open up your heart and just let it begin
Open up your heart

Acceptance is the key to be
To be truly free
Will you do the same for me?

Unconditional, unconditionally
I will love you unconditionally
And there is no fear now
Let go and just be free
‘Cause I will love you unconditionally (oh yeah)
I will love you (unconditionally)
I will love you
I will love you unconditionally

One of my favorite Scriptures:

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.  And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” (1 John 4:16-18 NLT)

Think of the following lyric of Unconditionally in terms of Jesus: “Acceptance is the key to be, to be truly free, will you do the same for me?”

Jesus accepts us just as we are. He does so on the basis of his sacrifice on the cross. In the above Scripture it says if we fully experience his perfect love, then we will never have to be afraid. We don’t have to be afraid because fear has to do with punishment.

What punishment is there left if Jesus endured ALL the punishment for sin at the cross? Can the same sins be punished twice? No.

The good news is that you are already forgiven and covered in grace and there is now nothing that can separate you from the love of God. This is just how good God is.

Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8 NLT)

I believe Jesus would say to us:

“I accept you. Not because of anything you’ve done or failed to do but because of my love for you and my sacrifice. I accept you. Not because you earned it or deserve it but because I love you! I died for you. I took your sin away on a cross. There is no sin too shameful that could keep you away. Everything that stood between us is gone! This is my gift to you: Forgiveness, grace, acceptance, unconditional love, and a home with me forever. This is all yours. I embrace you in spite of all your secrets and sinful ways and all your dirty laundry. My committed unconditional love and grace will help you learn a life of love and free you from your self destructive sin. I know everything about you. And I choose you. Will you do the same for me? Believe me. Receive me. Accept me” ~ Jesus

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