Written by Danielle Hage
1 John 3:17-18 (NKJV)
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and truth.
God’s love for you is immeasurable and infinitely beyond what we can comprehend. He gave us Jesus as an example of His undeniable love here on Earth. Every action and word that Jesus spoke was motivated by His love for His Heavenly Father. The disciple, John, lived his life striving for the intimacy of God’s love. In John 13:34, Jesus gave us a new commandment to love one another. John modeled God’s love for us by loving others. John teaches us to not only love one another with our words, but with our actions. There are many people that you will come in contact and relationship with in your lifetime that do not know the truth about God and His undying love for each of us. Jesus modeled for us, John instructed us, and God who lives within us, command that we love one another; not only by our kind words, but also by giving to those in need and through all of our actions. Your life is a continuous work in progress of constant transformations to continuously strive to be more like Jesus and love like God loves us. His work will be complete in us when we arrive in Heaven, where you will be a blessing to Him!
John 13:34 (NKJV)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
REFLECT and RESPOND
Do you believe that you will be a blessing to Him when you get to Heaven? Meditate on how much love is in that statement. Do you spend time in prayer asking for blessings when in reality we are a blessing to others as well as God? How can you live out the blessing that you are to show God’s love through your giving and actions this year to others who do not know of God’s great love He has for each of us? Respond in the comments below.
We recommend you keep a journal of your personal responses to questions posed in each of the daily devotionals so you can meditate not only during the first 21 days during your prayer time, but you can reflect throughout the entire year to be able to see how God has really moved on your behalf in 2016 and you have record of your testimony