Called to Love Part – 8

1 John 2:5 —– But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

Love requires action. It’s not a thing we try to get for ourselves, but instead is an action we express to others through sharing and serving.

Because love is an action, I believe there are three different forms of love God has instructed us to demonstrate, or “live out.” Each one needs to be in balance so they can work together.

  1. Loving God.
  2. Loving Yourself
  3. Loving Others.

In any relationship, we will never be satisfied if we only desire to receive from the next person. A “sucker” who only sucks out from a relationship is selfish and selfishness will prevent them from experiencing God’s love in their life.

Love is the foundation of God’s power. If you want to experience God’s power, remember it flows through love. The power of God flowing through us depends on how much we are willing to walk in His love. God’s love is a river, there is no limit but to imbibe God’s love into our life and experiences is determined by the diameter of the pipe of our love life.

When we allow love to overcome selfishness we are consciously putting our flesh to death and saying “YES” to God’s Word. The flesh is any thought that contradicts God’s Word. Love is when our thoughts are in agreement with God’s Word.

Loving others is the only way to keep the God-kind of life flowing through you. God’s love is a gift to us; it’s for us, but we need to release it to others through words and actions. Left dormant, it will stagnate like a pool of water with no outlet.

Here’s a challenge: Think of three people you know who could really use a gesture of God’s love. Then think of creative ways you can express His love to these people, and do it. I guarantee you will feel a wonderful sense of fulfilment and joy afterwards.

If you will devote yourself to developing your love walk in these three areas, you will experience a huge amount of blessings in your life.


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