It’s kinda tough to think that what we do to others will be done back to us in a greater measure and to be conscious of it will deprive us from living a life of rest let alone enjoy!
BUT God is rich in mercy, full of grace and abounding in love that He FIRST demonstrated His perfect love to us by giving us JESUS. He knows that when we SEEK HIM and SEE what He has done and is doing, it will be reflected back to Him. We respond to Him loving us FIRST by loving Him back. And as we constantly and continuously receive from Him and respond back to Him in a greater measure everytime, then, you could just imagine the exceeding unlimited growth as this divine love exchange happens everytime.
Because we RECEIVED His love, we become rooted and grounded in it. We get filled and flooded with HIMSELF WHO is Love that empowers us to give from what we have received from Him and that is LOVE! Always remember that no one can give what he or she doesn’t have! Giving can only be done effortlessly when we are fully filled and overflowing! A river can only overflow and flood out beyond control when it’s filled. No one can stop it! No one will dare to stop it! I wonder how the world will be when we all walk in love because we have been FULLY FILLED and OOZING with His love?
What am I filled? Out of the abundance of our hearts, our mouths speak and at times we hear ourselves speaking something that we didn’t know was inside of us. When this happens, DON’T condemn yourself. Instead thank God for giving you a hint to back track what you have been receiving, hearing or seeing that greatly influenced you. Then from there change your focus. Run into His presence by acknowledging Him in your midst. Get soaked in His love that changes your atmosphere.
Who am I wired to? When we are perpetually connected to the Vine, His very own nature flows through us by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. He enables us to do what we cannot do on our own. To bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit doesn’t require birth pangs, but we bear fruit through intimacy with Him, spending time in His presence and communing with Him where divine encounters and exchanges happen. Then LOVING others becomes a delight.
DARE to love the unlovable GRACED by being loved by HIM!
It is in loving that you and I are patient, gentle, faithful, generous, compassionate, considerate, humble, peaceful, joyful … PLEASANT TO BE WITH! It not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of God.
Thank You, Jesus!
“Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 7:12 NKJV