In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (NKJV)
In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (NET)
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (NASB)
Think about the scriptural text you just read and take from it what the Lord wants to give you. Repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.
Talk to the Lord about what you discovered during your time of reflection. Ask Him to reveal the true meaning of the scripture to you and how you can apply it to your life. Wait for and listen to His response to you.
Finally, simply rest in the Word of God and in His presence. Abide in the Lord and allow Him to abide in you by and through His Word.