LOVING BY FIRE, BY FORCE.

Text: “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13: 34-35

My father in the faith once said that there are certain people he forces himself to love, else he would miss heaven; and he enjoins all his children to copy this behaviour. Every now and then, something happens that proves the truism in his wise counsel. Have you ever heard someone say, “I just don’t love my (spouse or friend or neighbour or relative) anymore”? It happens often. So, today, I am led to tell all such who find themselves in that situation plainly, “Well, learn to love! If you say that the love of God is in you and that the Spirit of God is a part of you, then why can’t you learn to love your (spouse, friend, neighbour or relative)?”

According to 1 Cor. 13: 4-8, real love doesn’t quit. That’s the love of God! In this age, it’s easy to become hard-hearted. There’s just so much hate and violence in the world and so many people who are loveless and unlovable. It can be easy just to throw up our hands, harden our hearts, and say, “I don’t care.”

But love does care. We would have been taught in Sunday school or Bible study that love is not just an emotion that makes you feel good. It’s something you do! So I want you to remember this above all: There is no real love without a cross. And while believers in Christ aren’t saved by love alone, they are saved by grace, which is love in action!

So whether it’s your spouse, a family member, friends, or a co-worker, learn to love. As a believer in Christ, the same life-giving power that resurrected Jesus from the dead lives inside of you and can work in you to show God’s love! LEARN TO LOVE BY LOOKING AT THE CROSS AND ALLOWING THE SPIRIT OF GOD TO WORK IN YOU. You shall surely excel IJN !!!

For prayers and counselling we can be reached at Facebook/SalvationHouse, or by email at salvationhouse@gmail.com, or by sms on +234 8033085177. BlackBerry PIN: 321F187B. You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SalvationHouse; or our blogs at http://salvationhouse@blogspot.com or https://salvationhouse.wordpress.com. You shall excel!!!

 

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