Happy Thursday! Do you remember the 60’s song “What the world needs now is love sweet …” that was written by songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Hal David. Fortunately? Twice they pleaded to the Lord, yet the Lord already knew what the world so desperately needed.
“Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” 1 John 4:7-10 NLT
Again, many of us have experienced love or false perceptions of it, yet none of it compares to the sacrificial love of our Lord and Savior.
Not to be overly direct, but what the world needs is more people experiencing God on a personal level, so that they will learn to love as he loves us. It is only in a sincere/true relationship with the Lord that we can fully comprehend the depth of his love for us and others.
It’s not too late to experience more of God in your life. As you prepare for the new year (2018), will you consider adding one more thing to your list? Consider spending more time in prayer and growing closer to the Lord. Allow the Lord’s love to cover you and overflow from all you do.
Father God, we thank you for sending your son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. Thank you for the love you have shown us over and over again. Lord, as you demonstrate your love to us and remind us of how much you love us, continue to guide us in our relationship with you and others. Lord, give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships with others and an obedient heart to follow as you lead. Lord, help us to be patience in this process. In Jesus name, amen!
Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!
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