Whatever you do in life, make sure it is the will of God. That goes without saying. We are to live a life of obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ. Yet taking the right actions in the eyes of God, believe it or not, is NOT enough. But when it comes to obedience aren’t we supposed to DO what pleases and honors and glorifies God? Yes, BUT –
But what? But everything we DO should be – WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS!
For years, I did lots of things that were God’s will. But countless times I acted WITHOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS! Though unintentionally, so many times I ended up grieving God, hurting people, and hurting my beloved rescued ministry dogs with my LACK OF LOVE. Quite frankly, I did not know how to love at all times. I had a lot of growing to do in my relationship with Jesus and in learning how to follow Him – IN LOVE.
Praise God He lovingly, mercifully, patiently, albeit sternly, led me to repentance time and again, forgave me, and day by day has been teaching me how to WALK IN LOVE! How to DO all that I DO – with HIS LOVE! Simply put, Jesus is teaching me HOW TO LOVE 24-7 with the LOVE POURED INTO ME BY THE HOLY SPIRIT!
Genuine whole-HEARTED obedience to Jesus comes with the LOVE OF GOD as its foundation! We are to LOVE in all we do! All the time! And, through Jesus, thanks to the Holy Spirit inside those of us who follow Him, we can learn to do this! To LOVE!
When we believe in Jesus, follow Jesus, live for Jesus, and are yielded to the filling and leading of the Holy Spirit of God, the Lord will supply in us and through us all the LOVE we need to OBEY HIM – IN LOVE!
If you’re falling short in OBEYING GOD WITH LOVE, repent, turn to God, cry out to God, and trust Him to teach you to OBEY HIM IN LOVE! Praise God, HALLELUJAH!
LET US LOVE – WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS! Amen!
“Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 NKJV
“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:2 NKJV
“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5 NKJV
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…” 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 NKJV