Life Change Happens Now: 21 Days Devoted Day 5

DAY 5 OF 21
1 John 4: 7-10, John 13:35, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, John 3:16, Mark 12: 30-31
Teach Me To Love
We never stop learning how to receive and extend God's love. Sometimes, the commandments to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" or "Love your neighbor as yourself" can sound routine to us. We can quote this verse without understanding the gravity and implications of inwardly understanding and outwardly demonstrating this commandment. The Bible teaches that God is love and that as followers of Christ, we will be recognized by the way we love one another. We are only able to extend the amount of love that we are able to receive from God. It’s like a deposit and spending account with our banking institution. Since God is love, we are called to be loving. The depths of God’s goodness and love is impossible for us to fully comprehend. God loves us so much that He sent His Son to die on a cross to save us. As we have a relationship with God we experience His love for us. Out of this overflow we are able to share God’s love with the lost and found people in this world. Imagine the impact on the lives of others we can have by growing in our understanding and ability to receive and extend God’s love.
Put It Into Practice
  • Do you see and treat others through a lens of God’s love?
  • In what ways do you need to recognize God's love for you?
  • How can you extend God’s love to the people around you?
God, I come to you today asking for a fresh understanding of your love. I thank you for your extravagant love which you demonstrated by sending your Son to die for me and to forgive my sins. I pray to experience your love in a tangible way, bringing life change that I might become more like you. Show me how I can better love myself and love those around me. I pray to be a vessel, quick to obey, and show your love to the world! Change the way I love, renew the way I love, transform the way I love. Amen!

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