Outworking of Love
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:7-10)
The Father lavishes his love on us. This means it’s an overwhelming, generous torrent of love that is constantly cascading into our heart. I encourage you to go on asking for more as there is no limit nor end to the Father’s love for us. It is an everlasting love.
As we become at home with and in love, that love begins to transforms us. Love works the nature of Christ in us and we become free to walk as Jesus walked. We live a life rooted and established in love, where love is the foundation of everything we do and everything we are. Love cannot help but transform.
We, therefore, are not the source of love, it is not generated in our heart. God, the Father, is the source of love and we can only love because he first loved us. For us to love one another we need first to be planted in his eternal love. We need to be the constant recipient of love in order that it can work in us and then flow outwards to others. We can’t make ourselves love others, we do so as his love flows through us.
If you are in a situation where you feel you need more love for someone. Why not turn your gaze on the Father and ask him to fill you with more of his love. Ask purely for your own benefit and not with the aim of becoming a more loving person. That will automatically follow as you live loved.
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