If the God-kind of love is in you and your heart is focused on others, you will not be consumed with self, that is  “me, myself and I” syndrome. Our Lord Jesus Christ said “A new command I give you: Love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35. In all that you say or do, strive to be a shining light so that God’s great love may be displayed in you. This attitude of love is sometimes the best witness to others. The bible says in Leviticus 19: 18, “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbour as yourself. I am the Lord”. Your neighbour does not just mean someone close by; your neighbour is anyone who has a need.

If you care for others as yourself, you are portraying the God-kind of love. This should be the business of all who follow Jesus Christ. When you have compassion for your neighbour, you put love into action. Apostle Paul says, “If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing” 1 Corinthians 13:3. If you do everything without love, then it is a complete waste of time. The God-kind of love is patient, kind, does not envy or boast and it is not proud. It is not rude or self-seeking and it keeps no record of wrongs. It is not easily angered and it does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. God-kind of love never fails! William Gurnall says “Love never thinks of itself as a loser as long as it keeps its beloved. It is ready for any danger so it can sacrifice itself to its chosen one”.

Child of God, I encourage you to operate under the God-kind of love. Choose to have the right attitude and get encouraged. Do not give up loving your neighbour as God loves you. Most importantly, love yourself and see yourself as God sees you. But do not be in love with yourself; make peace with yourself and appreciate the love God has for you. Then you will be able to love others and see them as God sees them. You will have nothing to lose but a lot to gain if you choose to love in God’s way. If you love your neighbour as yourself, you will live in the light and no longer in darkness. Our lives should be marked by love for God and others and not obsession with self. As it is not about us, but about Jesus and the people He came to reach, we should strive to live for God and others. When we genuinely love each other, it brings pleasure to our Heavenly Father and His name is glorified.  PEACE!

PRAYER OF SALVATION

If you have not already committed your life to Jesus and you would like to do so now, please pray this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the things I have done wrong. Thank you for dying for me on the cross, to set me free from my sins. I ask you to come into my life as my personal Lord and Saviour, and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen.”

Congratulations, if you have prayed this prayer. Please look for a Bible-believing church, to fellowship with the brethren. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any assistance to you. Remain blessed and enjoy the presence of the Lord.

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