I John 5:3 says...This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not BURDENSOME. WOW! That really hit me...somedays I walk around burdened by what God has called me to do. I gripe, complain...sass him and just think...oh man don't ask me to love them. Are you kidding me God? Have you seen the way their kids act? How you heard how they talk? And I give him every excuse as to why I shouldn't or couldn't do it.
I am here to tell you...he has been working on me on this really BIG TIME!! In our BSF study we took a detour to 1 John this week and at first I was like...I wonder why we went there for a week? OH don't worry my fellow BSF ers it's because Stephanie needed to hear...
1 John 3:23 And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them.
I have read 1 John many times...but I needed a good swift kick in the booty about loving others and how it's a command of God! That's how the world will know Jesus...is by our love for them. I have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to accomplish his will!! Amen!
Does loving others come easy for you?
Pray for me as I struggle thru this and walk in obedience.
Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.