Tuesday, November 20, 2012

God's Children Should Love

Who you please is proof of who you love.

1 Peter 1:22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart.

John 13:35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

There have been a lot of books written about love, from romance novels to books on how to improve your love life, there probably isn't another topic that has been written about. Of all of those books there is one that stands above the rest as the greatest love story.

We have all heard that phrase "God is love" but have you thought about what that means? God is so full of love that he is called love, he is the source of love and everything that he does is done out of love. (1 John 4:8)

From the book of Genesis all of the way to Revelations the Bible is the story of God's love for his creation. Each day of creation he paused and checked it out and said that it was good, he loved the work that he did that day, he especially loved the work that he did when he created man and woman. God spent time with Adam and Eve because he loved them and he desired for them to know him and to know his love.
Exodus 15:13 “With your unfailing love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your might, you guide them to your sacred home."
Moses and the nation of Israel sang those words to God after he delivered them from Egypt, he proved to them that he loves them and that he has a plan for them, just as he does for all of his people. god's people don't always have the easy life but that doesn't mean that God has failed to love them as he promised.

Have you experienced God's love?

Ephesians 3:17-19 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
If we love ourselves then we will live for ourselves, if we love our spouse then we will strive to please them. If we love God then it will show in how we live, Jesus told us that the proof that we have experienced God's love is that we will live to please him, it will be very obvious if you love him or if you do not. (John 14:21-24)

God is love, he loves everyone of us, the question is: Have you experienced God's love? There could be no sadder existence than the one that doesn't know that they are loved by their creator. God's children are on a mission to make sure that everybody knows about this love. We should show love the way that God has showed love to us.
Lamentations 3:22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.
Thank you for your love that never ends Lord! Help me to love big so that people will know that I am your child.