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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Real love gives (2)

God demonstrated His love towards you by freely giving His Son as a sacrifice in order to redeem you from the enemy - Rom 8:32. His kindness and goodness did not end there. He has not suddenly changed His method of operation now that you are in the Kingdom. God loves you and is still in the business of freely giving.

Friend come boldly to God with your requests consistent with God's word - Heb 4:16. Spend time seeking out God's word and promises concerning your requests. Then approach God in faith and let go of any unforgiveness. When you do these Jesus said that you will receive what you have asked for - Mark 11:22-26.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Love and grace

God loves you so much. He loves you so much that even before you were conceived He executed a plan to redeem you from the enemy - Rom 5:8. God wanted you to be a part of His family. God accepted you into the family when you identified with the sacrifice and victory of Jesus; you became a member of the family when you confessed Jesus as Lord and Savior over your life. Your past did not (and does not) matter. That is the love of God in demonstration.

You see there are still many believers stuck in condemnation even though the Bible lets us know that there is now no condemnation unto those who are children of God - Rom 8:1. As a child of God you can come boldly before God without any sense of guilt and condemnation - Heb 4:16. There is nothing you can do in the natural that will qualify you to be accepted by God. God loves you and accepts you as you are. Your acceptance by God is an act of grace.

Friend it doesn't matter what you may have done in the past, God still accepts you. The sacrifice of Jesus covers not just your past sins but is enough to cover your future sins. He knows that you are a work in progress. If an earthly father doesn't kick out his children from the house everytime they make a mistake, how much more God who doesn't disown you when you make a mistake. This is not an excuse to keep on sinning but rather it is to keep you free from condemnation so that you can keep pressing in to walk in the physical manifestation of your promised victory over sin - Rom 6:1, 1 Cor 10:13, Rom 6:14, 1 John 5:4.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Endless love

As a believer the love of God is the foundation upon which you grow and build - Eph 3:17. Your life in God started by love. It was love for you that caused God to offer His Son as a sacrifice in order to be reconciled to you - John 3:16. It was your appreciation of this love that caused you to identify with Christ and confess Him Lord and Savior over your life. It is the love of God that enables you to live by faith - Gal 5:6; faith in God who loves you.

The love of God is limitless, endless and without measure. As a child of God you will come to newer and more diverse revelations and experiences of the love of God. However you can never come to a point where you have compete knowledge of the love of God - Eph 3:18-19. The more you dig into the Word and the more you walk in the love of God, you realize that there is more to the love of God. According to scripture God's mercies are new every morning - Lam 3:23. Just when you think you have seen all of the love of God, He finds other ways to express His love towards us.

Friend this is the same expression of love that God is calling you to. Is there someone in your life that you have been expressing the love of God towards for some time in a variety of ways even though they don't deserve it? Are you tempted to get weary of loving them or to give up? You must dig deep and by the help of the Holy Spirit receive strength to keep on expressing the love of God. You have what it takes to love like God - Rom 5:5.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Real love gives

God demonstrated His love for mankind. Even when mankind was estranged and disconnected from Him spiritually, He sent His only Son at the time to take mankind's place and die on behalf of the entire human race - Rom 5:8. Jesus did not just die on mankind's behalf but He assumed all the past, present and future sins of mankind. It was as though He had committed those sins even though He lived a life devoid of sin - 2 Cor 5:21.

God knew that in order to redeem man from the enemy it would take something beyond the ordinary - John 3:16. Right after man sinned in the garden of Eden, God set His plan for man's redemption into motion - Gen 3:15. Jesus was the most precious and most valuable thing that God could sacrifice. Jesus came to fulfill God's plan. The sacrifice of Jesus is the greatest gift ever.

You see your giving is a demonstration of your love. Giving costs you something. You cannot truly love a person and be unwilling to give out of your time, resources, money, etc. It is love that causes someone to give gifts to their spouse. It is love that causes parents to sacrifice their time for the development of their children. Friend commit yourself to a life of giving and sacrifice as you demonstrate the love of God to others. Have an exceptional day.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Let Love Be Your Response

God has given you the capacity to love to be like a cloak in all situations. God wants you to put on love in every situation - Col 3:14. Just like it takes effort to put on your clothes, it will take effort to put on love. Also just as you adjust your wardrobe as the weather changes you will need to adjust your love walk consistent with the Word of God in various situations.

You will face people and situations that challenge your love walk on a continuous basis. You will be pushed to the brink. Jesus said that trials will come. Thank God that He equipped us to overcome every temptation. You have what it takes to love like God - Rom 5:5.

Friend, just as you never leave home without your clothes on, don't ever leave home without putting on the love of God. Stay in the love of God and express the love of God irrespective of the situation and in spite of others.

Have an exceptional day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Greatest Love II

The God-kind of love is not natural; rather it is supernatural. You cannot walk in this kind of love in your natural, human abilities. It will take the supernatural assistance of God for you to walk in the God-kind of love - Rom 5:5. It will also require you to subject your natural tendencies and the resultant reactions to God's way of loving.

What does this mean? You see there is a natural reaction to situations and to others. When someone crosses you or betrays your trust there is a reaction that is natural. Looking at it in just natural terms this person doesn't deserve to be loved. However as a child of God you are expected to rise above that natural response and to love that person in spite of them and their actions.

God demonstrated this kind of love towards you and I - John 3:16. Then He gave you the capacity to love like He loves - Rom 5:5. Now is the time for you to rise up and subject your body to love - 1 Cor 9:27. Resist the temptation to love naturally and arise in the love of God with the help of the Holy Spirit.

'Have an exceptional day.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Walking in love

What does the love of God look like when it is in expression? When you are walking in and expressing the God-kind of love you will display kindness, tenderness and forgiveness - Eph 4:32. A life of love is a life of kindness, tenderness and forgiveness. God displayed all these characteristics when He sent His only Son at the time to die on your behalf even though we were still separated from Him - John 3:16.

Friend God expects you to be kind to other people in spite of them. He expects you to react to others with tenderness irrespective of whether they deserve it. When others wrong you or betray your trust, He expects you to respond with forgiveness no matter how many times they may have hurt you. This is what it means to walk in the God-kind of love.

Your love walk will be challenged frequently. However as you build yourself up in the Word of God and rely on the Holy Spirit to strengthen you, your capacity to express the love of God is enhanced. Let your light so shine before men as you shower them with kindness, tenderness and forgiveness.

A life of love

In Matt 22:36-40, Jesus responded to a question that was directed to Him about the greatest commandment. His response was centered around love. In Rom 13:8-10, there is further clarification on the instruction for you to walk in love. It is clear that God expects you to live a life of love.

A life of love is a life of service - Gal 5:13. You see you cannot truly love another person if you are not willing to serve them. What does it mean to serve them? Serving another person means doing things for them that are not convenient for you. It means giving them preference from time to time ahead of yourself. It means doing things for others that they cannot do by themselves.

As a child of God you are expected to walk in love in every situation. Therefore you are called to a life of service. Look around you and you will find people who need a helping hand in your immediate and surrounding circles. Express the God-kind of love and step in to serve them as needed. Let the love of God shine forth through you. Have an exceptional day.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Abundant Love

Jesus came so that we can have the life of God in an abundant measure - John 10:10. Life as referred to in John 10:10 is from the Greek word 'Zoe' which means the God-kind of life. According to 1 John 4:8, God is love. You can see therefore see that to have the life of God is to have a life of love, you are called to live a life overflowing with love.

What does it mean to live a life overflowing with love? A life overflowing with love is a life that expresses the God-kind of love by default in every situation. It is a life whose love tank is so full that it never runs dry rather it impacts and touches everyone and every situation.

How do you get to a point where you respond to everyone and every situation in love? You see the development of your love walk is a process. You already have the capacity to love like God - Rom 5:5. However you must consciously spend time in God's word and presence to cultivate your capacity to love. Then you must practice walking in love. Then just as a child learns to walk you will grow in your love walk.

Friend as a child of God you are called to a life of love - Rom 13:8. You are called to a life driven by the love of God - 2 Co 5:14. In other words the love of God drives you in very situation and relationship. Have an exceptional day!

Choose to Love no Matter what

God never forces His will on you. This is is why He gave you a soul which comprises of your mind, will and emotions. God allows you to make your own choices. He places the options before you and encourages you to make the right choice but He doesn't enforce His choice on you - Deut 30:19.

A choice for life is a choice for the life of God - Deut 30:19. A choice for life as God intends is a choice to love as God intends. God's desire is that you will abide in His life and thus in His love. You see one of the ways other people will know that you are a child of God and that they will see the light of God manifested in your life is through your expression of the love of God - 1 John 3:14.

Friend God expects every believer to express the love of God. As you abide in the life of God, your capacity to walk in love is enhanced. God expects that whenever there is a choice you will always choose the path of love. Let the light of God shine through you as you walk in love. Have an exceptional day.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

With the God-kind of love in expression you can't fail

Every child of God has the capacity to love - Rom 5:5. God knows the capacity of love to transform any situation and so He gave us the ability to love. It was God's love that caused Him to send His only Son at the time - John 3:16. Love was at the root of what transformed a situation that seemed impossible in the natural - Gen 3:16. As a result of Jesus' sacrifice billions of people today can declare that they are children of God.

What situation are you facing currently that seems impossible? God has already given you a blueprint for dealing with the situation. What would love do in that situation? God expects you to respond in love. Afterall scripture lets us know that love never fails - 1 Cor 13:8. If you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you through love you will not fail in that situation. Rather that situation will be supernaturally turned around.

Friend resist the temptation to respond naturally by the help of the Holy Spirit. Allow the supernatural love of God to flow freely from you. With the God-kind of love on your side you can't fail.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Let your light shine as you express the love of God (2)

Jesus said that you are a light unto the world - Matt 5:14. According to scripture in Isa 60:1, you are called to arise and shine in the midst of a dark world. One of the ways that you shine as light is your attitude towards others. Do you have a bad attitude towards others? Do you respond with the God-kind of love in the face of the most obvious provocation?

God expects you to respond with the God-kind of love irrespective of the situation. Jesus said that people will observe you as a child of God by your expression of the God-kind of love - John 13:35. Friend your love walk will be challenged every day. However as a child of God you have the nature of God and therefore you have the capacity to love like God - Rom 5:5. Let the love of God flow freely in your life by the help of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The wonderful life of love

A miracle happened when you became born again. You were recreated. You old sinful spirit was replaced with a new spirit. With your old spirit went your old sinful nature. You were recreated with the righteous nature of God.

Your new spirit came with the in-built capacity to love. Previously envy, jealousy, malice, strife, etc. were so common and easy. Now as a new creation the God-kind of love should be the default. The problem is many believers still identify with their old nature and have not completely dissociated from it. You may be wondering why is it that I still do the things I did before which are inconsistent with the God-kind of love?

You see even though your spirit was recreated, your soul and body remained the same. Your soul is made up of your mind, will and intellect. So you will have to consciously work on the renewal of your mind by the Word of God - Rom 12:2 - with the help of the Holy Spirit. And then you will have to bring your body under subjection to God's system again by the help of the Holy Spirit. As you continue to do the things described in this paragraph your love walk becomes stronger and stronger, and your capacity to love is increased.

Welcome to a life initiated and established by love. Have an exceptional day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

You must let go of the past

One of the ways the enemy uses to keep people in bondage is strife. You see even though God has called us to a life of love - Rom 13:8 - there are still many unbelievers who are living contrary to a life of love.

For example, a life lived outside of love is a life full of jealousy, malice, envy, strife, etc. As a child of God when you succumb to these the flow of the blessing in your life is compromised - Jam 3:16.

Friend you must resist every temptation to walk contrary to love by the help of the Holly Spirit irrespective of the situation. You have the capacity to love like God loves - Rom 5:5. God demonstrated this love to us - John 3:16.

Now is the time to walk in love towards others including those who may have wronged you in the past and those who will wrong you in the future - Rom 13:10-11.