Rhapsody of Realities Teevo , 18th February ,2021
THE HEARTBEAT OF LOVE
(Live God’s Love-Life Naturally)
TO THE BIBLE 1 John 4:7-8
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
Love is one of the attributes of the new creation in Christ, the one who has the life and nature of God in his re-created human spirit (2 Corinthians 5:17). As a new creation, you don’t have to struggle to walk in love. You can live the love-life naturally, loving those around you with the same love that God has for the whole world (John 3:16).
God knew that if the children of Israel would walk in love, they would obey all the commandments He gave them in the Law. However, they were unable to keep those commandments, because they didn’t have the love-nature in them. Their hearts were hardened towards God and towards each other. But then, Ezekiel, prophesying about the new creation (us), declared the mind of God: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26). So, in the New Testament, God has given every one in Christ a new heart that beats passionately with His kind of love
This was God’s plan all along, to usher in a new class of people, born of Him, with His nature of love. When Jesus died and was raised back to life, the greatest miracle ever occurred. This new species of love-led, love-filled and love-dominated beings was born, and you’re one of them! That love-nature is what you got in exchange for the hardened, stony heart. Now you can freely express the God-kind of love to everyone around you.
John 3:16, Romans 13:10, 1 Timothy 1:9-10
Dear Father, I thank you for your nature of love which has been poured into my heart through the Holy Spirit. I manifest that love lavishly today to everyone around me, showing them the higher and more excellent way of the Kingdom life—the love-way! Thank you for loving me eternally, and teaching me to love you in return, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Mark 3:13-35, Leviticus 13-14
Acts 19:21-29, Psalm 27-28
Show and display love today: Look for nice gifts you can give to those who are underprivileged in your neighbourhood.