Who am I trusting?
Am I only loving when it is convenient and easy? Because sometimes it’s hard. If I am trusting in God’s perfect love for me, than I am free to reach out to others without expecting anything in return. The simple tune of “Jesus Loves Me” fills my mind. “For the Bible tells me so…” I am convicted to fill my mind with Scripture. Because I know there is an enemy working against me. But, Jesus shows me how to love. And he already has the victory.
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “’You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demand of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 NLT
I let these sentences by Henri Noreen sink in…
“The question is not: How many people take you seriously? How much are you going to accomplish? Can you show the same results? But: Are you in love with Jesus? Perhaps another way of putting the question would be: Do you know the incarnate God? In our world of loneliness and despair, there is an enormous need for men and women who know the heart of God, a heart that forgives, cares, reaches out and wants to heal. In that heart there is no suspicion, no vindictiveness, no resentment, and not a tinge of hatred. It is a heart that wants only to give love and receive love in response.” ( In the Name of Jesus)
Dear Father, help me to love others like you do. And to remember how much I have been forgiven, so I can forgive. Give me a heart like yours. Amen.