22 December 2022
Love is the most powerful force in the universe. It is the greatest of three things that the Bible tells us will last forever, along with faith and hope. That means love is enduring as well as powerful. Love is the defining characteristic of God. God is love, so everything about His nature and everything that He does flows out of His love. Jesus tells us to abide in His love. Jesus also told us how to remain centered in His love. We do so by following His instructions. God will never ask you to do something that is not for your own benefit. When God asks you to give something to someone, it is because He is looking to clear the way so He can give you something even better. This is because God always operates from a position of love. The bigger a revelation you have of God's love for you, the easier you will find it to follow His instructions and, in doing so, love Him back in return. Ask God to show you today that He loves you in a tangible way which speaks uniquely to your heart. If you make it a habit to ask Him this every day you will become rooted and grounded in His love.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. — 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)