Expand Your Community of Love
It’s Friday morning, Loved Ones, and celebrating this glorious new day with love and adoration for our awesome loving Father pleases Him. He inhabits our praises! We experience the inexpressible joy of His love consuming and radiating through our entire being. What a way to start each day!
Mark 12:30 AMP – “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’
Ten days from now, Valentine’s Day, the marketplace will be flooded with our efforts to display love and affection to those we choose to shower. Expressing romantic love is, to a great percentage, the driving force behind giving greeting cards, floral bouquets, candy, candlelight dinners…the list goes on and on. Suppose we flood expressions of love all around us, not just the chosen one or few in our circle. What can you do to expand your circle…build a community where you share your love with those you know and those you have yet to meet?
Mark 12:31 AMP goes on to say, “This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The footnote to this verse reads – The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
Let’s find avenues to expand our outreach of love to others and strive to make it a year-round commitment. Let’s worship GOD with our love for Him and for others as we do ourselves.
Romans 8:28 AMP – And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.
Prayer: Omnipresent GOD, Your love overwhelms us! Saturate us in Your presence as we carry out Your plan and purpose for our lives. As we navigate our daily journeys, refresh us in the power overflowing from the greatness of Your love. In JESUS’ Name, we pray. Amen.
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Elder Gloria J. Hunter – Visionary/Steward/Servant in Leadership