YOU’RE THE LOVE-CHILD OF A LOVE-GOD!
“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 natural 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. It is possible for you to love everybody, including those who portray themselves as your enemies (Matthew 5:44).
Remember, God sent Jesus because He loved you, and not that you were very nice and kind (Romans 5:8), you ought also to love everyone around you, whether or not they’re nice to you.
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 a love-child of a love-God.
1 John 4:16-17;
1 John 4:20