Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Gift of Love!

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The good news is spreading all over the world with great success. It has spread in this same way among you, ever since the first day you learned the truth about God's wonderful kindness from our good friend Epaphras. He works together with us for Christ and is a faithful worker for you.  He is also the one who told us about the love that God's Spirit has given you.

Colossians 1:6-8

Love is a gift of the Spirit of God! You may be a person who has set your heart and mind in direct opposition to God, but if you love anyone, you are touching the essence of God Himself. Love is not just what God does, love is who He is! Love is not getting something from someone else. Love is giving yourself for others.

There is a popular and yet quite wrong definition of love that says it is a desire to fulfill your needs by focusing on someone else. Love is rather when you seek to serve others by ministering to their needs. Jesus loved us, even to the point of dying for us!

You see, you can't love an object. You can't love an activity. You can't even love a beautiful sunset. Because you can not fulfill the needs of any of those things. You can only love someone created in the image of God, as you reach out and care for their needs.

"Lord, I want to love as You love and serve others as You did. Show me today how to love everyone who crosses my path with true love that only comes from You. And may You be praised forever. Amen."

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