Crosspoint Church | Georgetown, TX

Mission Minded: Your Identity: Loved by God!

Daily Devotions based the Sermon from January 10, 2021


THIS WEEK: A Mission-Minded Person Is Secure in Their Identity!

Second only to physical needs on Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs, is the need to be loved.  God has made us with a need to be loved by someone else and to find satisfaction in expressing love to others.  It’s part of the reason why he created Eve for Adam on day six of creation.  Humans were made to love others.

But we don’t always do that so well.

Unfortunately our sinful nature leads us to love ourselves much better than we love others.  People become a means for us to use to accomplish what we desire.  We can easily take physically and emotionally from others to satisfy our longings and needs.

Human love is imperfect love.  It’s why we find ourselves longing to be loved…truly loved.

That’s why we need God’s love.

How others love or don’t love us can affect our perception of ourselves.  When someone we care about no longer cares for us we can easily feel, “I am not loved.” Or “I am not lovable.”  The lack of human love leaves our heart empty.

That’s why we need God’s love.

At our baptism, God doesn’t just say, “You are my child,” he also says, “I love you.”  How? He loved you by accepting you into his family.

1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

He loved you by connecting you to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:3-4 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

He loved you by going to the cross for you:

John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

The list of ways God loves you/us can go on.  Take some time to make it!

Human love can come and go.  The love of God is constant.

Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

You are loved by God…this isn’t just a reality, it’s your identity!

Apply: Situations and interactions can affect how we feel about ourselves and our identity.  What difference does it make, no matter how people react to you, that you are loved by God?

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the love that you have lavished on us that we should be your children and be the recipients of your love! AMEN.


Thank you for praying the following with us at Cross & Crown:

Day 4 – John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

We believe these words sum up the central message of the Gospel. We want to proclaim it clearly and with Your power. We also know that the people in our community will connect with this message in different ways. Give us wisdom to communicate it by the power of the Holy Spirit in ways that people will hear and receive. May many lives be transformed by Your love.

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