Daily Light – Dec 18, 2017

Your daily goal:
Philippians 3:14  “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”   
(Monday-Friday, from my morning quiet time, I will write a short thought for that day which I pray God will use to motivate you to ‘GO’ for that day.  Your objective is simple…to GO…to GO OUT and share the love of Christ with someone in that day….to GO and bear fruit …to be light to the world.)

Today’s Daily Light

Jesus the Savior is ‘Love’

God is Love

We Must Be ‘Love’

1 John, chapter 4:7-17  “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 

This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in us and is love is made complete in us.  We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.  And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in and God, and God in Him.  In this way, love is made complete…”

Soooo…John tells us that the essence of God’s nature….the essence of who and what He is…is LOVE.   It is because of God’s love that He gave us Jesus ‘so that’ we might live through Him/Jesus… ‘so that’ this same God-love might be in us… ‘so that’ we can pass this love on and around to the world around us… ‘so that’ we can learn to have this same God-love be the main energy and life and light that leads and motivates and guides us into all of our activities.   God designed it ‘so that’ His love, through the life of Jesus inside us, is reproduced inside us ‘so that’ we can love the world…love others…and in this way…the love of God that goes out/comes from God…and is born in us…goes out to others….and thus God’s love is made complete…. the true ‘circle of love’…

 

Father…help me to search myself everyday to see if your love is alive and at work in me motivating and energizing me to love others.   Help me to see that ‘if’ I am ‘in’ Jesus, Your son, then I do have your love in me because you are love…and so if you are love and Jesus is love…I will be love.  And that is ‘how’ the world will know that I belong to you…if I love like you love.   Help me to see this more and more this Christmas season.  Amen

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