By April 4, 2019 Daily Devotionals

April 4, 2019

Prayer: Please show us how to let Your love be obvious in our lives.  Thank You. Amen.

Scripture: Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God– for God is love. If we love each other, God lives in us, and His love has been brought to full expression through us. 
1 John 4: 7-8, 12 NLT

Human relationships are where God intends for our love for Him to be demonstrated.  When people live for themselves first, seeking their own ways and their own preferences, then they expel the nature of God–unconditional love that He originally created in humans.

Our fallen nature has no room for such supreme love of God and others over ourselves.  So God came and continues to be here in and with us in order to re-establish that created order.  He intends to place Himself within you so that HE can love others through you.  Your only response is to permit Him to do it.  He takes the wheel of your life and runs the direction it goes after that.  And that direction will always take you where His will has ordained for you to go.  It will also always take you in the spirit of love for others.  When our actions and attitudes are less than loving, this may be a sign that we are resisting the direction God’s love wants to take us.  But when we permit the fruit of Holiness to live within us and reach others, then we have proof that God has placed Himself to live within us.  Short of that, unconditional loving is impossible.

I pray your day is filled with opportunities to demonstrate God’s presence within you.

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