Romans 5:8 “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~CSB
How often do we tell others, “I got your back.” “Whatever you need, just let me know.” And a few days after we say that we get a text or call on our phone. We don’t answer. We may be busy or may not feel like talking. But for whatever reason, we have just made the statement we’ve said to them invalid.
How about when we tell others we love them? “Love you, my sister.” “Love you brother.” But when those we have told this to are in need, we must ask ourselves, “Are we really there for them?” In our Christian walk, we must ‘mean’ what we say when we say it. Let us stop throwing out words and statements just to sound or look good. Let us be about our Father’s business and be genuine to others when we speak.
The Word says in Proverbs 18:21 that the power of life and death are in the tongue. The Word also says in 1 John 4:16 that “God is love…” So, when we speak from our hearts and tell someone we love them and we are there for them, the power of love, that is God, will pass the seed of His healing power and direction to them, but we must ‘mean’ it.
After we practice ‘meaning’ what we say, we must ‘know’ without a doubt how much God loves us. If we knew how powerful His Agape love is for us, this knowledge would overpower and bring submission to our desires to worry, stress and quit in our times of trial.
Romans 5:8 tells us that God proved His love, by the sacrificing of His Son. That action of Christ on the cross caused a ripple effect that not only saved those in His time, but for us as well. All believers! God looked passed all of us being sinners, enemies, and destroyers of His will for our lives, and provided a chance for all of us to have salvation. Because of our transgressions, we deserved all that pain and suffering. But because God had other plans for us, because He loves us so much, Jesus took our place.
After we start meaning what we say and develop the awareness in the knowledge of how much God loves us, we must now live like we know. We must represent that love from above. If our Father in heaven could put His Son in the position of torture and death for us, we surely can be as godly as we can in the face of any works of the devil in this world.
In the face of anger, we must show peace. In the face of confrontation, we must show a calm path to solution. And in the face of hate, we must show love. And that should become easier, in time, for Christians because, “God is Love…” We represent the Most High, and we must become what He is. It is time to ‘Mean’, ‘Know’ and ‘Live’. Because we are all a part of God’s control on this earth. Let us, let Him…use us.
May God continue to bless and keep you in His will in Jesus’ name,
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