Daily Devotional - February 7, 2021
💚 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Real Love" by Blanca. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
💛 Daily Verse: We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first.
☆ 1 John 4:16-19 NLT
🧡 Let's Talk About It: Love does not come natural to us. We view it as an emotion, rather than action. It is only when we know God, that we can understand love.
God is love. Therefore, in order to learn how to love, we must understand the One who came to love people as they should be loved, Jesus.
We cannot love people properly without knowing the God-man whose entire life was an embodiment of the love of God. Without sinning, Jesus was able to love all those He encountered.
How are we to do the same thing? By walking in the Spirit and learning to say no to ourselves and yes to others.
Love in action! Who is someone you can reach out and love in action today? How does saying no to ourselves and yes to others empower us to love like Jesus?
💜 Prayer: Father God, I am so grateful for you and the relationship I can have with you due to the atoning work of your son, Jesus. Who is like you, God? No one! Thank you for calming my fears, for loving me even when I couldn't love myself, and giving me new life. Help me to love people like you love them and see them as you see them. Help me to remember that it is not my duty to condemn or correct, but to love and share my testimony of Jesus while sharing His Gospel. Give me your eyes, Jesus. Turn Nt stony oarr of my heart to flesh. I love you Jesus, and in your name I pray, amen.