PRAYER: Please pray for Crystal tonight. She sent me a lengthy email about her situation. She needs our prayers.
DEVOTION: “Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.” – 1 John 4:11
Ah….so here is John once again being very nonchalant about this statement but it is HUGE!
Doesn’t it make sense? Since God loves us this much, our natural response should be to love in response to that love. Notice the key word in that sentence….should. Yes? Our reactions, our desires and our natural inclinations should be to love. We have been shown incredible, selfless, unconditional love….yet….sometimes it’s hard to love. Sometimes love eludes us. It hides in the deeper recesses of the heart.
Once again, our human emotions, egos and our agendas get in the way of experiencing the love that we were designed to experience.
So tonight. Let’s pray for love. Pray that our hearts, minds and souls would experience and let others experience the life changing love of Jesus.
God, let our response be love. Let our response be a love that only you could teach us and offer us. A love that could only come from heaven.