Praying for a Loving Heart
The love that is in our hearts flows from God. I John 4:7. As we understand and experience God’s love we will be able to love those around us.
God loved us unconditionally. While we were yet sinners he loved us. (Romans 5:8) Throughout his ministry here on earth Jesus interacted with sinners and showed them God’s love. We need to learn to love in this way.
God loves us unselfishly and sacrificially. He loved us so much that he sent Jesus to be the final sacrificial lamb. Are we willing to love with that kind of sacrifice?
God’s love is steadfast. It does not change, which can be a comfort to us. Both Moses and David write of God’s steadfast love (Exodus 34:6-7 and Psalm 36:5).
From our love will flow all the character qualities listed in I Corinthians 13. We will be patient, kind, not envying or boasting, not arrogant or rude, rejoicing in truth, bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things and enduring all things.
We are to walk in love as Christ loved us. (Ephesians 5:2) Walking in love implies action, a steady continual giving of love.
A loving heart is one that knows and experiences God’s love. “Beloved, let us love one another for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” I john 4:7
Do you know and experience God’s love? Do you understand the depth of his love for you? Pray that you will have a deeper knowledge of God’s love.
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