God is love and we are called to love

It's the loving God's life in us that gives us the desire and opportunity to bear fruit that is sustainable and lasting.  We were first created in God's image, surrounded by grace and love.

God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love; not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another - 1 John 4: 7-12.

God loved the world irrespective of its merit to deserve His love; for while we were enemies, God reconciled us to Himself (Rom 5:10).

He loves because of what He is, not because of what we are.

God's love is absolutely pure and perfect. Its only motive is to treat others from the least to the greatest perfectly.  It loves beyond itself.

The call to repentance is always a call to grow in love.

How we treat others reveals our hearts and whether we know divine love or not.

God is love and we are called to love.


God’s love and faithfulness calls us to be instruments of God’s redemption.

If we stopped worrying so much about being loved, and healed, and ministered to, and blessed, and started to love others, to sit up with someone who is hurting, to listen to someone who's lonely - to give ourselves away; we'd find that in the process many of our own problems would be taken care of.

For to love others is to love God. And, what we do to the least, we do to Him.

Love is patient. Love always hopes, always waits, always trusts and always believes.

Love is a choice, not based on our immediate feelings, or even on our will, but on the other's inherent value and dignity.

The ability to love is related to our awareness of God’s mercy — not in the abstract, but a genuine awareness and appreciation that God has been merciful to us because He loves us.

May you encounter God’s power of  love in new fresh ways.