In part 1 I focused on God’s love for us. Today I want to focus on our love for others as well as ourselves. You see, we can love because He first loved us.
God wants us to stand as one in Christ. We need love to do that. The world has fallen into a pit of selfishness. People tend to think only about themselves and not about other people and how they can help them.
The Word of God clearly states that we ought to love others as God has loved us. There is nothing confusing about that.
7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God – 1 John 4:7
Personally, I believe that in order to be able to love others we need a revelation of God’s love towards us. How can we extend love to others if we haven’t received love from the One Who I-S love? We can’t! The Holy Spirit within us is there to help us, with everything! He can help us to love other people and show compassion if we let Him.
Then God also said that we need to love ourselves. You can choose what you believe. Do not believe what others say about you. Believe what God says about you! You are His child and He loves and cares for you.
When we know who we are in Christ, we can see ourselves the way that God sees and loves us. We are so much more in God’s eyes that we could ever imagine. Start loving yourself the way that God loves you.
We can do much more together as one in Christ Jesus! Love everyone!