“But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.” – 1 John 2:5-6
It is not normal to see someone who claims to be born and bred in the United States of America speaking British English with a British accent and doing so comfortably without having to have gone through serious British influence. In the same way, it is very abnormal to see a believer in Christ Jesus exhibiting certain bad characters without any remorse and reserve! God made us become like Him so that we can go ahead and act like Him! We are God’s extension of mercy and love here on earth. Get this:
1. To obey God is to believe His word and accept it.
2. By believing Him, His love is made complete in us.
3. To be in God must result in living like Jesus.
4. To live as Jesus is expressed in loving God and others!
The Bible says in John 3:16 that whosoever believes is saved! Therefore, it is by the reason of believing God’s love that we receive this complete love which transforms us completely from the inside out. God doesn’t just stop a measure of His love to us, He supplies it in its fullness to us. Therefore, to whom much is given, much is expected! God expects that we live like Jesus because He has enabled us to and to live like Jesus is to love others just as Jesus would have loved them if He was physically on earth.
POINT TO NOTE
We just vessels of love, we are mediums through which God communicates His love to others. We should be famous for love, we should be famous for standing for people who are vulnerable and people who are on the verge of giving up on life. We should be committed to being God’s arm of supply to the less privileged and God’s instrument of communication of His love and the good news of the salvation that comes only from believing in Jesus!
God’s love has been supplied to me in its fullness! Therefore, in that same capacity, I can love others and I can see what Jesus sees in them.
Thank you, precious Lord, for your unending love. Thank you for not just loving me but for loving others through me.
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