Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Words To Live By

Captivated by this today from 1 John 4 as found in The Message:

11-12My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love!

17-18God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us....

If anyone boasts, "I love God," and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won't love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can't see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You've got to love both.
(emphasis mine)

What is the answer to my fear? My anger? My weariness? The love of God that dwells deeply within me. Oh Lord, I want to love like you today! Especially when it comes to my children...let me speak love and show them your great big heart for them.

Looking Forward,


  1. Love this... might reference it in tomorrow's post... if you don't mind. :)

  2. beautiful!! i had a talk with my girls this morning about sharing God's love with others ... what great confirmation to come and read this!