God's love for us is not contingent on our performance. He loved us first. We should not live in fear because perfect love drives out all fear. Yes, the love He has for us is perfect! Think about that! He also disciplines and corrects us, but even this is based upon the depth of His love.
What does this mean for our lives?
It means how we live each day should make a difference in the world. Wherever you live, work, or play - that is the sphere of your ministry.