If you know God, then you are loved! It does not depend on a feeling or a holiday or the reaction of others. You are LOVED because you belong to God. You are His child! God has a purpose for you, a plan for you and a desire that you love Him more and love others more.
This is the last week of February. The final week in our month on LOVE. If you are a professed “Lover” of this month of LOVE, or a professed “Hater” of this month of LOVE, it really does not matter.
You can get warm and fuzzy feelings at the mention of the word ‘Valentine’s Day,’ or chills can run up and down your spine at the first sight of those red and pink hearts appearing. The TRUTH is, LOVE is a gift from God and February presents us with the opportunity to share it in abundance!
My hope for all of us is that we grab onto this miraculous LOVE that is unconditional and FREE! That we allow it to become a part of our DNA, and that we live in it and live it out. That we are hope-filled and encouraged by it, and that we give it out to all those we come in contact with.
God’s love is a HOPE that does not disappoint my friends! It will never leave you or forsake you! It will not demand anything from you. It will only fill you up to overflowing! It will get you though your darkest of nights, and rejoice alongside you in your happiest of days. It will persevere with you through the struggles, and give you the wisdom to tackle any problem you face. It will comfort and heal you when you are hurt, wounded or devastated. It will also, throw you the biggest congratulatory party every time you succeed! It will sustain and support you through each and every day of your life. It is nothing this earth can manufacture, duplicate or even understand. It is the supernatural LOVE of GOD that comes to us through the gift of His Holy Spirit!
“And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out His LOVE into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Romans 5:5
The world will marvel at this steadfast, resilient, matchless Love that is demonstrated through your life. It will marvel at the staying power it produces within you. It will be drawn to it in you as you live it out and compel others to desire it!
Look at the way the Life Application Bible in the NLT describes it:
“And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God LOVES us, because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His LOVE!” Romans 5:5
God has filled us to overflowing with HIS LOVE! Now it is up to us!
Will our lives look like dry, lifeless sponges, desperately needed to be filled with water?
Or, will they look like cascading, endless waterfalls that overflow with the Living Water that has filled them?
God’s love fills our hearts to overflowing through His Holy Spirit.
May you overflow this week friends!
Speak Truth Love