Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Grow In Love

The mother had given birth to her first child. As she held him in her arms, she said, "You don't know how much I love you, and my love for you will never end." As a child grows, he may experience more and more of a mother's love. As you grow in Christ, you are able to experience more and more of His love. 

God's love comes to you through the Holy Spirit. Love is the very essence of God's nature. Love is the sure sign that you know God. The love of God within you is expressed in love for others. "The love of God has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us" (Romans 5:5). Ask God to fill you with His love today.

A world renowned theologian was asked, "What is the greatest theological discovery that you have ever made?" He paused and then said, "Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so." That is the greatest discovery you can make. Have you made that discovery? God loves you. He wants you to experience and grow in His love.

God desires to love others through you. "If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us" (1 John 4:12). You may say, "There are people I just cannot love." That is certainly true, but there is no one God cannot love through you. Only the Spirit of God can do this through you. Yielded to God's love means you can love everyone. Grow in love.