When we learn to love others with GOD’S LOVE–we don’t stop loving them when they fail us because God’s love does not depend upon them. God’s love is based upon Him. If God’s love is in us, then our love will be from Him and it will not depend upon them. God’s love doesn’t depend upon us either. The Bible says, “Beloved, 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) When we love God with all our heart, we will love others with HIS love. If we don’t love others like He does, then we haven’t learned to love Him. His Word says, “He who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.” ‭(‭1 John‬ ‭4:20‬b)

Loving others like God does is proof that we love Him.

When we begin experience His love, it completely transforms us. Our greatest desire is to be wrapped up in Him. We don’t want to go back to being entrapped by the unsatisfied expectations that we had from other people. Nothing but God will ever satisfy us anyway. When we become completely satisfied with His love, we are freed from the chains of our old desires because in Him we possess all we desire. Thus, we are freed to GIVE love without reservation or expectation. Our cup is so full that it overflows.

So, how do we fall in love with God and experience His pure love? We must seek Him with all our heart, mind and body. There must be nothing in our life more important than Him. Our goals, job, financial security, education, friends, family, health, physical appearance, fitness, or whatever our pursuit is–it must take a back seat to our pursuit of God. Then, He begins to fill us like nothing else we’ve ever experienced. He becomes the best part of everything we do. He is the reason for our secret smile and spontaneous song. He is the unexpected blessing we give or kind word we share. His love is so powerful that keeping it inside of us is impossible.

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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