1 Corinthians 16:14
“DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.”
Happy Monday Saints.
There’s only one way to do EVERYTHING in love, and that’s to do everything WITH GOD.
1 John 4:16 says that “WE KNOW AND RELY ON THE LOVE THAT GOD HAS FOR US. GOD IS LOVE. WHOEVER LIVES IN LOVE, LIVES IN GOD, AND GOD IN THEM.”
God is the source of true love and Romans 5:5 says that “GOD’S LOVE HAS BEEN POURED OUT INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US.”
You don’t have to treat people according to how you feel about them. Part of our Christian maturity is learning to live above our emotions, and yielding to the love of God inside our hearts.
When God is your source of love, you don’t need others to love you before you start loving them. You don’t need others to be kind in order to be kind to them.
You’ll notice that 1 John 4:16 says that “WE RELY ON THE LOVE THAT GOD HAS FOR US.” Who or what do you rely on when it comes to walking in love towards others?
If you’re relying on others, ideal circumstances, or good feelings – you may not walk in love at all. But when you’re close to God and you rely on Him, His love overflows and streams through you and onto others, regardless of what’s going on.
This is a good week to practice walking in love. To start living at a higher level, above superficial feelings. Whatever you do, DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.
Have a God-inspired, loving week.
God bless and lots’a love, Warren