The Love life

‭Galatians 5:14 NLT‬
[14] For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

https://bible.com/bible/116/gal.5.14.NLT

The life of a Christian is a love life. The whole nature of God is encapsulated in love. God’s nature is rooted in love, deepest love that any human can ever imagine.

Now, if any man experience and has this love life, it will exude God’s nature, the very essence of living the life of God.

You can only become like God by having a love life. This is what God calls us into, and this is the reason God is God, and this is how a Christian is distinguished from every others.

The Christian life is a love life. Ability to love deeply and love strongly and love unconditionally is the God-given nature that Christians experience in it grandiose.

Hold on! He held on, too!

Hebrews 4:14-15 NIV
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. [15] For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.

Hold on, He held on, too!

Jesus experienced the same thing we experience today. So, He is in a good position to offer help, succor, grace, and mercy in times of need.

Now, the gracious part of this is Jesus ability to understand and feel the same way we feel, the same problems we encounter, the same shame and disgrace, the same mistakes, the same mess, the same shortcomings, and the same failures, yet in all these things, He didn’t fail. He triumphed.

So, He is in the best position to put us in the right standing with Him.

Live for eternity

‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:17‬ ‭ERV‬‬
[17] The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever.

No one ever born lives forever. Everyone dies at one point in time.

Either you die a natural cause, or through human activities or death kills you.

Yes, Everyone will die

So, why not live for eternity. Live like you own nothing here but owns everything in the life beyond.

If we understand what life is, we would make better decisions about how we live on earth. 

Everything we run after will not go with us to the grave.

‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3:10‭-‬12‬ ‭ERV‬‬

[10] But the day when the Lord comes again will surprise everyone like the coming of a thief. The sky will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in the sky will be destroyed with fire. And the earth and everything in it will be burned up. [11] Everything will be destroyed in this way. So what kind of people should you be? Your lives should be holy and devoted to God. [12] You should be looking forward to the day of God, wanting more than anything else for it to come soon. When it comes, the sky will be destroyed with fire, and everything in the sky will melt with heat.

 

Lost priority in a lost world

The devil is the prince of this world (John 14:30). So, to try  out shining (become famous, popular, excessively materialistic) in his (devil) world is a lost priority and evidence of a punctured destiny.

This world is not our own, and it’s passing away with all that is in it.

The understanding of this should help us set our priorities right and stay focus amidst noises and turmoil that rages around us on daily basis.

Any reason to be thankful

A lot of things is challenging in life, but as long as we trust and hope, then there’s a chance of a bright future.

Don’t give up yet, but reflect on the positive things and build on it as you grow.

So, hopefully, you wake up this morning and thank God for everything.

If you focus on the negative sides of life, you will be depressed, but if you think about the positive things, you will be happy.

Righteous life over moral life

We owe it to ourselves and to the public to live a moral life, but we must trust God to live a righteous life.

Moral life does not endear God. Righteous life does!

It is good to live a moral life, but this is necessary for making good impact in our world.

The life that makes everlasting impact and guarantees our access to God is a righteous life which is only possible through Jesus.

Lack of love

Jesus repeatedly emphasized how important it is to love the brethren and to love one another.

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”Great damage is possible when there is a lack of love. John 13:35

People will only seek their interest, and the Bible says in humility, consider others better than yourself.

We are told to condescend to the interest of others. 

A selfish life thinks only about self and personal satisfaction, but a love life thinks about others and their well-being. 

The gut feeling

It will take a lot of gut for true Christians to walk this life successfully because there is too much evil everywhere.

Believers should dare to extend their prayer lives. Dare to pray is dare to conquer more grounds. 

The dare to know God’s will is the dare to know Him. Let’s go to God’s presence to obtain His mercy and grace to help us when needed.

There is no shame in displaying our passion for someone we love. So, no shame in showing how much we love God.

We can go the extra mile to please or satisfy our lovers. So, we can love Jesus, too!

He dared die for me in public. So, I will dare show my unwavering love for Him anywhere and everywhere.