When we choose to operate our lives in God’s love and with God’s love we open our lives up to the potential of being a blessing to those around us. When we are able to overcome our insecurities and fears and allow the Holy Spirit to prompt us we are able to see God’s love divinely imparted into the lives of those near and dear to us as well as complete strangers!
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. (Isaiah 54:10 ESV)
Operating in God’s love allows us to live fully secure in His love for us! When we allow God’s love to consume us we are able to move forward from any past hurts or insecurities, this frees us to operate in the here and now without holding on to the past.
Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV)
God’s love for us is unfailing, even though sometimes we may be hurt by people and loved ones, God will never hurt or fail us. Our relationship with God is a much deeper and stronger relationship than we are able to enter into with human relationships as His love for us is far greater and deeper than man can ever know or understand. He wants us to remain in his love, as we are his hand chosen children. He chose you and me! How amazing is that!
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (1 John 4:16 ESV)
When we choose to love others as Christ loves us, we are living out God’s love. Every person has been created to need love. We all desire to be loved. We are able to show God’s love when we open our eyes and our hearts to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
Recently I have been blessed, a friend of mine gave me a few brand new items, items which she had bought that didn’t fit her, but instead of returning them she knew I was around the same size so she offered them to me. This was a blessing as I was in need of those things but hadn’t gotten around to buying them. Not long after that I was in a casual conversation with a friend, who was just chatting with me and without realising it she had shown me that she had a need. So I prayed about it and spoke to my husband and we both agreed that we wanted to offer her something. So we did. She was so shocked and surprised and I am sure that she felt loved by my small gesture.
The point of these examples is that God shows us regularly in everyday life where we can be His hands and feet and be His love to those around us. We just need to be open and willing to His prompting.
I challenge you this week to be open to God’s promptings and see who you may be able to bless this week. It could be as simple as a hug, a phone call or text, or it can be something bigger (if you feel God is calling you to do something bigger. Only you and God know your circumstances and abilities).
Blessings to you xx