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A Father’s Love

A 9 year-old boy I know was taking a walk with his dad. Right in the middle of a discussion about frogs, he stopped, looked up and said "Dad, I love you." His dad said, "Why do you love me so much?"

The boy replied, "Because I know how much you love me." Why do you love God? Is it because you’re supposed to, ought to, or have to? Maybe it’s because you’re trying to get God to love you back? Boy, have I got great news for you: Your heavenly Father’s love is not a love that is based upon your performance. It’s based upon who He is…and He is love…perfect love.

God doesn’t want you to love Him because you are supposed to. He longs for you to respond to what He has already initiated …unconditional love for you.

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Preston Gillham

About the Author

As a co-founder, Preston Gillham led Lifetime for 30 years. Preston is a writer, speaker, and leadership guide. He has authored numerous articles and several books including No Mercy and Battle for the Round Tower. He blogs on “Life and Leadership”. More about Preston, his writings, speaking, and his consulting practice can be located at PrestonGillham.com.