Today, Desiree from Making Joy Contagious is here to share a devotional about God’s love. She shares many wonderful devotionals on her blog so make sure you check it out! You’ll be so glad that you did!
1 John 4:7 “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” (NIV)
From My Heart To Yours……
I wonder how the world would be if we loved like our Lord? Selfless and unconditional. That awesome AGAPE LOVE! I know I struggle daily with this type of love. Does your love look like this? Or does God and the people you call friends and family have to do something for you to choose to love them? OUCH! deep, right?
I know if God asked me that question every day I would have to check myself and I would be guilty of selfish and conditional love. So, how do I then love like you Lord? How do I not live in my shell of non-love because I did not get my way?
It made me think, what if God put such conditions on His love for me. I would be in so much trouble every moment of the day. So, today I got a wake up call (again) and I choose to pray on God to submerge me in His type of love and teach me to be more like Him. Will you join me?
Lord, as I sit here contemplating on your love, lead me to your arms where I can find your Agape love. When I feel lonely, unloved, and afraid seeking love in this world, lead me to your love that you so freely offer me.
Forgive me when I reject you Father and push you away. Draw me close when I want to run away.
Thank you that even in my tantrums you stand there just watching in love as I call my life circumstances unfair. You stand there patiently offering your love and comfort in your word. Help me, Father during these blurry moments when I am being selfish. Help me to run to your love.
Lord, teach me how to embrace your love because I so desire to love like you love me, Father.
Lord, I am so grateful that your love is not based on what I do or even who I am. Thank you that I do not have to depend on this world to complete me with this love. Help me today to not only seek your love, help me to accept and live fulfilled in your love. Show me how to love others your way. I know I fail each and every time Father, but I desire to be more and more like you today.
Humble me today to walk in your agape love, to speak in your agape love and to live in your agape love.
I stand here Lord in your presence, excited that my Joy and love today and every day comes from only knowing you. Today, I give you my heart so you can mold me and replace the conditions and selfishness in my heart with you.
Lord, I want your greatness and love to show in me!
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Reflection in your Journal today….
Do you choose God’s love today? Today, let’s focus on His word. Here are a few bible verses you can carry through your day and know how much you are loved by Him.
1 John 4:9-11
Remember God desire’s for you to be Joyful today!
Hi, My name is Desiree. I am a mother, a wife, a sister and friend. I am loved by God and I am a lover of God. It is my desire and true joy that you get to experience God as I have throughout the years. It is only through Him I have made it! It is only God’s joy that has pulled me through and has continued to pull me through each day. I love to inspire and encourage others to reach out to the only one who gives a true and peaceful life: JESUS! Join me as we take a journey into the place of JOY in Jesus. I am so excited that you are here!