God’s love is both ordinary and extraordinary; it is ordinary in the sense that anyone can have it and extraordinary in the sense that there is no other love like it. Have you chosen to live in God’s love? U2’s song Ordinary Love, describes the inability to feel love as being the worst possible failure: 

“We can’t fall any further
if we can’t feel ordinary love;
and we can’t reach any higher,
if we can’t deal with ordinary love.”  

How about God’s love—which is perfect? If we have no concept of the experience of God’s love, then that is a tragedy of epic proportions. When we experience God’s love, it defines us. It changes the way we live. Love is more about what we do than what we feel. Some of the best feelings come from doing. The Bible says: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:4, 5, 13) When we choose to live doing these things, God fills our hearts with love. We need to remember that the opposite of love isn’t hate; it is selfishness.  

We can choose to leave a legacy of love, but that is completely dependent upon our everyday choice between selfishness or selflessness.

Neither Adolf Hitler nor Nelson Mandela became who they were in one day; their everyday choices led to the building of their respective legacies. Love, or lack thereof, will define the legacy of our life. God gives great joy when we live a selfless life. Sure, love is a lot of work, but the joy that comes from working for others lasts much longer than the happiness that comes from working for oneself. We achieve more than ordinary success when our life is characterized by extraordinary love!  

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From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 1 available on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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