God Is Love
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love… 1 John 4:7-8’ (NIV)
The Bible says that God is love and any person who loves is born of God and knows Him. The one who doesn’t love does not know Him; it doesn’t matter whether the person speaks in tongues or preaches the word. This is so powerful.
This means that ‘Love’ is God and God is love. It is the mark of a true believer: being known as a man or woman who loves with the God kind of love – agape. The first thing that people notice about you should be the love of God that you manifest to the World. No wonder Apostle Paul said ‘if I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the cracking of a rusty gate…’1 Corinthians 13:1-2 (MSG).
The good news is that this ‘Love’ is already deposited in your heart. Therefore, you have a responsibility to love; show love to one another. Some people find it difficult to express love nowadays because of the societal trend of heartbreak in relationships, marriages and increasing rate of divorce. Some feel that love should be shown in church only, while others say love is not for everyone. Listen, Romans 5:5 says ‘and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts…’ There is a love portion deposited in the heart of everyone by the Holy Spirit to enable you express love in an innumerable measure.
Finally, love is a state of being simple, therefore; demonstrates love by being simple to one another.
Love tips for the week:
- Train yourself to walk in love (Galatians 6:10)
- Work on your communication (Ephesians 4:31-32)
- Learn to speak the love – language (Galatians 5:22)
Prayer: I pray for you, let God’s love be manifested through you, that you may develop a conscious effort of loving one another in Jesus name, Amen.
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