All we need is love…

A friend of mine wrote this excerpt a good while ago, but I think we all need to keep this in mind as we are living our lives and the position or place that God has us in at this exact moment.  For me, I am in South Africa and there are tones of times where I have to lean on God to love a certain person, because of what God has me doing here and that I am a ambassador for Christ, not living for myself, but for Him.

A lot people can’t reach the same non believers the same way you can. THat’s why God puts us all in different places and different situations for reasons sometimes unexplainable. Everyone that’s in our lives are there for a specific reason. We don’t meet people on accident. So the next time you meet someone different accept them no matter what they’re going through. We have to LOVE them first.
Do we love people?
The difference between our love and God’s love is this: Our love towards people is Conditional. We only LOVE people because of who they are in out lives or what they have done for us. But God’t LOVE is Unconditional! To Him it doesn’t matter who you are or what you have done for him or anyone else. He LOVES us no matter what circumstances we are facing or have faced. “If anyone says, I LOVE God, yet hates his brother he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot LOVE God, whom he has not seen.’ (1 John 4:20) THe only way we can obtain this Unconditional LOVE that God has is through His Spirit…Take it or leave it……Do you Love God??
God LOVES everyone!
God LOVES murderers, liars, adulterers, prostitutes, homosexuals, porn addicts, drug addicts, alcoholics, husbands who beat their wives/families, thieves, child molesters, and everyone in between. He LOVES you no matter what. He hates the sin but always LOVES the sinner!!!!

We can only love those around us by having God love THROUGH us.  If we don’t love God first and formost, we will never be able to love anyone around us to the extent that is needed.  No one is perfect, and that’s so cool about Jesus. He doesn’t want us to be perfect and able to love everyone.  He wants us to have our faults, so when we trust in Him and rely in Him, He will work through us and get all the glory because we know how bad and wrong we are without Him.  “4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses made us alive together in Christ – by grace you have been saved” Eph. 2:4-6

“1Therefore be imitatirs of God, as beloved children. 2And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a fragrant offeringand sacrifice to God.” Eph. 5:1&2

“7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”             1 John 4:7

Let us love those today through the Holy Spirit, given to us through Christ and His love for us first, seeing others as Christ see’s them.  We don’t have to love what they do, but we should love them for who God made them, in His image!

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