Monday, January 6, 2014

Love Even When it is Hard!

Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” (John 14:21 NIV)

We all have people in our lives who are hard to love. It could be someone who gets on our nerves or gets under our skin or someone who has hurt you in the past! It could even be someone who continually tries to hurt you!! The bottom line is that we know we should show them the love of Christ, but we don't!! 

Jesus gave us one commandment: Love each other, as I have loved you!! He also said that if we don't  love one another, then we don't  truly love him.  First Corinthians says that everything is meaningless unless we have love!!!! That's our worship, prophecy, miracles, everything!!! It's worth nothing if we don't love one another!! It breaks my heart to think that I don't love Jesus as much as I say I do because I don't show love to someone!! That person is God's child too and he loves them just as much as he loves you and me!!! What if my actions towards them kept them from wanting to receive salvation??? I would hate for that to be on my conscience!!! 

So how do we learn to love like Jesus??? I've started read Limitless Love by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Gloria says to do this: when we read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, that we should speak out loud saying "Thank you, Lord that your love in me is patient and kind and never envious..." This has really helped me to show love when it is hard!!  We only love because HE first loved us!!! Look past the the things people do and pray for them instead of hate on them!!!! 

This devo was written from the heart of Maggi Sellers! As you can probably tell, I blog about whatever it is I am going through and about what God is teaching me at the time!!! I look forward to your comments!!! You can email me at lauriebaker8698@gmail.com or follow me on Instagram (maggisellers) and Twitter (maggisellers86)!!! 

2 comments:

  1. Yes, Maggi, God always leads me to write what is on my heart. Remember we are a glass house and open to the world to do what HE ask us :) It's hard but it is not really about them, it is about us and we walk in TOTAL LOVE AND FIRGIVENESS so HE can use us :) Love you! Pamela Britt Malone

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