I John 5:8 - "For God is love". What a powerful statement in just four words! Just 12 letters long and if we could get that statement in our heart; we would never worry, fear, fret or doubt again.
And though this is something that every one of us wants, none of us pursued it. I John 5:10 - "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins".
The lover must pursue the loved one. Don’texpect the one we love that may be far from us to pursue us. Some wait their whole lives for an apology that will never happen. Some sit back and rest and say, if they want a relationship they know where to find me. Aren’t you glad God didn’t have that attitude?
Be pursuers of those that need love and to be loved. Love is an action word, not a passive one. Rogers and Hammerstein wrote in theSound of Music, love isn’t love until you give it away.
God so loved the world that He gave. He gave His Son to be the propitiation of our sins. He was the Mercy Seat where the blood was applied. He was the one suspended between heaven and earth where the wrath of God and the mercy of God came crashing together.
What should we give to those we love? Has not God expressed His love to us; should we not do the same? God took the time to come to earth, should we not take the time to spend with those we love? God so loved that He laid His life down; should we not do the same?
God so loved He gave!
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Connecting through Prayer
A consistent prayer life is fundamental to establishing strong connections with God, others, and God's plan for our lives. Drawn from the booklet "Connecting through Prayer," this article is sure to enrich your prayer life.