Advent Flow #10 - NAME OF GOD: God Is Love
"But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love”
- 1 John 4:8
NAME OF GOD: God Is Love
by Don Mershon
When we surrender our lives to God and become his, the Holy Spirit renews our minds. We develop a love and a desire to care for others that we did not have before. We will find ourselves being more selfless by thinking and doing for others on a regular basis to reflect God's love. We will gain a love and compassion for others that God will put into our hearts. The closer we are to God, the more love we will have for others. We truly know God is love by him sending his only son to Earth for the ultimate sacrifice of dying for our sins. He cares for and loves us..
How can we show God's love towards others today?
God forgives us for sins and wants us to forgive others that have hurt us (Ephesians 4:31-32). When we forgive, we are showing love-God is love.
God says that to love your neighbor like you love yourself is the most important commandment of them all (Mark 12:31). When we love our neighbors like ourselves, we are showing love-God is love.
God created everyone and loves everyone like his children. He wants us to love everyone-even our enemies (Luke 6:27-36). When we pray for or do good things for our enemies, we are showing love-God is love.