Love is a powerful force! Every believer has the opportunity to experience true love, real love – and it is found through Jesus Christ! Sadly, many believers can go a lifetime without tapping into this kind of love. A relationship, to some people, is accepting Him as Lord and savior and… that’s it. God doesn’t love…. He is Love! (1 John 4:7). He loves you today. Receive that love!
Can you imagine, if I confessed my love for Jonathan, but he never pursued me or desired to have a relationship with me? Love isn’t just lip service, love pushes you to act. If you love, you give. You give your time, your energy, your gifts, your words, you just GIVE.
Love is the reason we live. It wakes us up in the morning. Love gives us PURPOSE in life.
The Message bible translation, 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 says: “If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but do not love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, ‘JUMP ‘ and it jumps, but I do not love – I am nothing. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I do not love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I am bankrupt without love.”
Let that sink in.
Without love; we are bankrupt, we lose , we are nothing. Love is the glue for everything we do! So…how do you know you have accepted God’s love? There’s an absence of fear (1 John 4:18).
I encourage you this month, the month of LOVE, to get in the Word. God is Love and His Word is God (John 1:1). When you get lost in His Word, you’ll begin to receive the love He has for you. See yourself through the eyes of God (His Word) and accept who He has created you to be.
Reciprocate His love. Give Him your time, your energy, your gifts, your words.
Get intoxicated with His love and allow it (Him) to change you!