Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”. 1 John 4:7
As we step into a deeper abundance of relationship with our heavenly Father, our hearts will naturally burn to love people as He has loved us. Loving people was never a chore for Jesus. He loved those around him with the fiery passion of His Father, and God calls you and me to do the same today and always.
I used to think that the highest form of Christian service and spirituality would be surrendering all forms of pleasure and human contact in order to devote my entire life to God. But Scripture is clear that God desires to produce in us a passionate pursuit and love for everyone around us. We demonstrate the depth of our love for him through the depth of our love for others. Christianity is not a religion of cliques, or isolation. Rather, it is a personal relationship with a God who loves people and longs to fill us with his love for others.
Our heavenly Father knows that we are incapable of consistently and selflessly loving others in our own strength. He knows that apart from him we are selfish, prideful, fearful, and inconsistent. But our God is fully capable of remarkable transformation if we will open the doors of our hearts to his love and allow him to change us for the better. If we will allow him to satisfy us and heal our wounds, we will receive a flood of genuine love for others that casts out all fear, selfishness, and pride in light of God’s glorious grace.God’s love, perfected in you, will be demonstrated in the way you love others. Allow that fact to rest in your heart for a minute. Allow Scripture to establish in you the core value of selfless love.
I Declare: I have the nature of God, and because God is Love, I have the capacity to love and walk in love. I forgive all wrongs done towards me, just as Christ has forgiven me and does forgive me. I refuse to be bitter and live in self-pity. I do not focus on the hurts or the wrongs, but on the Love of Christ, and this love is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit, who indwells me and inhabits me. I am a victor,
Ignite Thought: Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly.