1 John 4:7-21 New International Version (NIV)
God’s Love and Ours
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 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.
10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen,cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
LIFE CHANGES ~
God puts a love in our hearts for others
I wanted to share these scriptures today, because we must first love as God loves us. We must forgive and press forward in life. I have found that I must forgive other, but I don't have to put a negative person back into my life. Growing daily in God's word, his plan and his love makes us a better person. Showing kindness comes from the middle of one's heart. Allow God to change us daily and grow from our own mistakes of life. Life is too short to stay stuck on the negative or play over things we can not change.
My thoughts and prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Guard your hearts, your minds and you soul from a real enemy (Devil) who wants to stop you from living in freedom of God. A made up mind with God can do anything. Purpose this a good day.