CHANGED BY LOVE

We love because he first loved us.
1 Jn. 4:19
Religion can be quite frustrating. All of the religions of the world have major similarities, they all have some sort of worship of a deity or deities, and some sort of moral code to improve man’s conduct. All of us want to do better and inside of all of us is some sort of moral compass. Here is where the problem is, we are part of a flawed, fallen race. Something went wrong that has effected all of us. As much as we try to muster up our better selves we all fall miserably short of living a godly life. That’s where true Christianity excels and provides our only deliverance from the dilemma. The answer is in today’s short Bible verse. I can love God and live for God by His love. His love captures us and changes us at the core of our being. Here is how Andrew Murray describes this miracle
“True religion is the essential union and communion of the spirit of the creature with the Spirit of the Creator… Self-love, self-esteem, self-seeking, and living wholly to self, is part of natural man. The natural man is not capable of doing more unless he is touched by the Word of God—the Spirit and the inspiration of God—that leads him to think about God and develop heavenly desires in his spirit. No man can reach God with his love, or have union with Him by it. Only he who is inspired by the Spirit of love—the same love with which God Himself has loved from all eternity—will find God. No heavenly being can begin a new kind of love to God, or love Him, unless the Holy Spirit of love lives within him. Divine love is the only love that can draw people to God. Without the eternal Spirit of love, they have no power of believing in Him or adoring Him. Therefore, the continual inspiration of the Holy Spirit is the only possible ground for our unceasing love of God.”
So maybe you have been living in guilt or shame because of your inability to live a better life. There is hope for all of us. Look to Jesus. Turn to His love displayed for you by His death on the cross. As you do you will begin to taste the love of God as He pours His Spirit over you. It is in drinking this love that everything begins to change.

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One thought on “CHANGED BY LOVE

  1. HALLELUJAH, HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, THANK YOU, KING, JESUS, YOU ARE GLORIOUS! 🙂
    HAVE YOUR WAY JESUS/HOLY SPIRIT WITH ME ALL DAY LONG/DAILY, I AM YOURS! 🙂 FILL ME UP/OVERFLOWING, HALLELUJAH!
    ALL GLORY IS YOURS, I LOVE YOU!

    PASTOR FRANK, HALLELUJAH, Love you too! 🙂
    PRAISE TO OUR KING OF KINGS! JESUS! 🙂

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