Thank You, Father, for a good day yesterday and a good night’s rest. Another week begins and I am grateful that You walk beside me. Guide all I say and do for Your glory. Amen.
1 John 4:13-21 (<<click here)
The Apostle John is all about love. His Gospel and his Epistles (letters) consistently drive that point. And, Lord, he is fulfilling the greatest commandment as You declared in Matthew 22:36-40,
“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”
And the second greatest,
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
That is a tall order, for sure. To love You with the entirety of our being and to love others as much as we love our own life. It can be overwhelming but this is one of the many wonderful things about our relationship with You, Lord. You’re patient (long-suffering!) and You love us so!
John’s statement here in verse 17 is so encouraging.
“…as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.”
As we live daily under Your guidance and direction our love for You, and others, “grows more perfect.” Practice makes perfect. The more I am loved, the more I love and the more I love, the more love becomes a part of me.
Lord, may this be my life! Amen!
May 15th, Mon, 6:27 am