And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us (Romans 5:5).God is love (1 John 4:16).
In other words, that’s His nature. His character is that of love. Some people refer to Him as a ‘loving God.’ He’s not just loving, He is love. And since the Bible declares that you’re made in His image and in His likeness (Genesis 1:26), it means you’re just like Him. You have His nature and character of love: you’re the love-child of a love-God. As He is love, so are you called to walk in love. As He has loved you, so are you meant to love Him and love those for whom Jesus died.
When the Holy Spirit reveals God to you and you get to know Him, His love will dominate you. This is because the more you love Him, the more like Him you become. You’ll begin to talk like Him because you’ll start thinking like Him. As you meditate on His love for you, you’ll start demonstrating that same love in your life. It becomes easy for you to love people and show it. “I love you” is part of the love-language in the Kingdom of God.
Therefore, as a child of God, you must train yourself not only to demonstrate love through your actions, you must also speak the love-language. In the opening scripture we read that the love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost. So, it is natural for you to walk in love. It is possible for you to love everybody, including those who portray themselves as your enemies. Little wonder the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:44: “Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you".
Remember, God sent Jesus because He loved you, and not that you were very nice and kind (Romans 5:8), therefore, you ought also to love everyone around you, whether or not they’re nice to you. You’re a product of love. When you begin to think this way, you’ll see others through the eyes of love.
You’ll see them the way God sees them. To God, everyone is valuable and priceless, even the sinner. That’s why He sent Jesus to die and wipe away sin. So get this consciousness: the love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost; therefore let your words and action be full of love, care and tenderness, for you’re the love-child of a love-God.
The love of God has been deposited in my heart by the Holy Spirit; therefore I walk in love today. I do not walk in bitterness, malice or anger. Everywhere I go, I profusely diffuse the pleasant aroma of God’s love which is a product of my recreated human spirit. I am the love-child of a love-God!
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