11 Aug Daily Devotion – August 11
Day 222 – August 11
Born to Love
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
1 John 4:7-8
In John 3, Jesus and a man named Nicodemus had a conversation. Nicodemus wanted to know how Jesus could do all he was doing. Jesus responded with this answer in verse 3: “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” So the sign of someone who has been born again isn’t how much they get or how good they act. Simply, it’s love! We don’t love to receive God’s love. We love because we received God’s love. He loved us first and our natural response is to love. If we don’t love, then we have missed the point of Jesus all together. If we only love people who are worthy of love, we forget we were unworthy of God’s love. We don’t have to be awesome or relevant to change the world; we simply love the Lord and then love people and watch God work. Instead of trying to love more, focus on God’s love in you and you will love people because you’ll remember His love in you. You can do it!
We’re more than conquerors in Christ.