Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 23

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. 
No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us,
and His love is brought
to full expression in us.
And God has given us His Spirit as proof that we live in Him and He in us.
(1 John 4:11-13)

One obvious symptom of a weary soul is inability to love others as God loves us...freely, generously, without judgment or envy...patiently, kindly, gently etc. When I neglect my time in the garden with my Shepherd, this stream of love dries up in me, and I know it. I can't love others as Jesus loves me unless and until I am completely surrendered to Him and satisfied in Him alone. Lord Jesus, may my love for others prove the life of your Spirit in me. I need You.

1 comment:

  1. Father I pray that You are represented in me as I go about my day.