Today I am feeling a little bit disconnected and off balance. I guess these moments are to be expected from time to time. I guess this is a good opportunity to rest in the comfort of God’s love. Even when I feel unsteady I know that I have stability in his love and his promises.
I John is a great book of scripture, very love heavy. Many people are familiar with I John 4:18 – There is no fear in love but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We have the promise of Salvation we have promise of eternal life with our Savior we have the most perfect love flowing through us when we choose to live in Christ.
Verse 16 is another great one – and so we know, and rely on the love God has for us. God is love whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him, in this way love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement because in this world we are like him.
That’s ultimately what we are supposed to be striving for, to be like him and to show Christ’s love.
During Bible Study last night we were talking about how person who does not love God cannot truly love. when you really stop and think about it, that explains so much about the selfishness of relationships. When self or even a person’s partner is loved above Christ we can’t show true love because Christ love follows through us and we reflect that love to those around us.
Today’s thought: When our focus and our first love is Christ we can show active, selfless, sacrificial love.