Tuesday, February 17, 2015

sharing God's love

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.

We have just come through Valentine’s Day, and I shared with our church a message about love and talking about several love stories in the Bible.  The verses that I want to point you to today are deep and allow us to see the bigness of our God’s love.

Showing deep love is something that points us to God.  For the most part people who do not follow Jesus usually love for selfish reasons.  God’s kind of love covers sin and much more. 

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.

God began this road of faith for us.  It is His endless and majestic love that removes our sin.  This verse says that by God’s love our “sin is atoned for”.  That means several different things, but the simple truth is that God made us one with Him.  His love removed and forgave our sin. 

What God does is remove the barriers that keep us from Him.  He makes us “at one with Him” through the gift of His love.  We either gravitate to His love and faith rather than dealing with fear and even more struggles.

We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.

I desire to show people what the love of God really looks like.  A step further I really want to not only show His love but help people experience the love of God in a fresh and refreshing kind of way.

God’s love changes those that allow themselves to be help by Him.  We can do the same for others.  We can share His love with the people around us that are in need.

What happens when we know and lean on His love?  We are changed.  We are renewed.  We are ready for more life.

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Staying in the love of God makes a big difference in our lives.  God’s love is big because our God is big, really big.  It is an honor to share His love with others!

John 15:9  NLT

I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.

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