God's love for you is the fuel that empowers you to do great things for Him, and His love is the most powerful thing on Earth. No power in hell can stop you when God is on your side and He is, if you will simply call out His name.
It is the first and foremost command Jesus gave us, yet all too many believers neglect to follow it.I'm
talking about believers who know the bible from Genesis to Revelation,
yet insensitive to the needs of their friends and family. They're so
busy "serving God," they don't have time to serve people. There is
nothing, absolutely nothing that is more important than learning to
love, because every other spiritual force works by love.
example, the Bible teaches us that faith works by love. And answered
prayer is almost an impossibility when a believer steps outside of love
and refuses to forgive or is in strife with his brother. Without love,
your giving will not work. Tongues and prophecy will not work. Faith
fails and knowledge is unfruitful. All the truths that you have learned
from the word works by love. They will profit you nothing unless you
live the love of God. First Corinthians 13:4-8 shows us how love
behaves. It's patient and kind. It's not jealous or proud. It doesn't
behave rudely or selfishly and it isn't touchy. Love "bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
may have been saved many years; you may talk in tongues all day long;
but if you have strife in your heart and you're not living by the love
commandment of Jesus, spiritual things are foolishness to you. When
you're in that condition, the Name of Jesus won't work. Faith won't work
because the Bible says that faith works by love. In fact, none of the
gifts of the Spirit will work if you don't have love according to 1
Jesus loved us so much He laid down His life by
dying in our place so that we could live. But He is asking us to lay
down our lives in a different way. He is asking us to show our love, not
by dying for others, but by living for them. We show our love by
laying down our own selfish desires in order to meet the needs of
someone else . Giving of ourselves with love and understanding or by
spending time in prayer for someone. Romans 15:1 says "We then that are
strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please
When you lay down your life, you live to please God
instead of yourself. You let your life be guided by His love. If love
leads you to the person in the grocery store, you go. When love calls
you to pray for someone in the middle of the night you obey. When you
are busy all day on the computer blogging for God and your husband and
children are neglected, causing problems in the home, you are not
walking in love. It makes no sense trying to reach the world and you
can't walk in love with those in your home, let love guide your actions.
Allow the tenderness of God to flow through you and heal the wounded
hearts of those around you.
Is it your desire to see the
incredible power of God released through your life? It should be. Put
the love command into action, start loving those around you.
even think about not having enough love inside you, the word says God's
love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. God's love is in
you, commit to remove every obstacle that would keep that love from
flowing freely into the lives of others. What you need to do is make a
decision to walk in it..
Ask God to teach you to love even
when things go wrong. To be patient and kind when the children are
driving you crazy.. To overlook the spiteful words of an angry spouse.
To rejoice when someone at the office gets the raise that you thought
you should receive. To lay the church gossip quietly aside and take up
words of grace instead,. because where there is envy and strife, there
is every evil work.
In the days ahead, ask God to cause you
to increase and excel and overflow with your love. To cause you to be
what this world needs most of all, a living example of love.
has loved you with the greatest love there is. Therefore count it a
privilege now to share that love with others all the time.
If you would like to know this God I am talking about say the prayer below and invite Him into your life
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.