Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Devotional Word #7: LOVE


To quote the old Dionne Warwick song... 

"What the world needs now is love sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone!"

Now that's some truth we need to let marinate into our daily lives. This world needs some real love. Not the cheap, hyper emotional, mushy-gushy, make your palms sweat, "I've never felt like this" kind of love. Nope, we need the real thing! True love is an action VERB and God is its source and ultimate example to us all. 

I never had a full grasp of LOVE until the love of Jesus changed my heart and life forever as a college student. Once I had experienced the perfect love and forgiveness of an incredible Savior, I was enabled to put that same love on display. That is how God has created us: be filled with His love, then show and share that love to a world that desperately needs it. 

Hey Christ-follower, don't forget to love others as God has loved you. When it comes to who and how we show love, our differences and disagreements should not matter! Don't simply be a noise maker (gong/cymbal - 1 Cor. 13) or satisfied with deep spiritual abilities such as great faith, wisdom, or other gifts. Those things are great, but they are incomplete without love!!!

Love God. 
Love others (yes... as much as you love yourself)

Now this is His command: that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another as He commanded us.” ~ 1 John‬ ‭3:23‬

By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ ‭‭John‬ ‭13:35‬ 

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” ~ Romans‬ ‭13:8‬ ‭

Happy Valentine's Day!

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