Tag Archive | Love one another

1 John 4:11-12

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:11‭-‬12 NASB

No one has ever seen You, God, except Your Son, the only begotten God. Jesus has explained You God. And You abide in Your children who love one another. Lord, perfect Your love in me. Let others see Jesus in me and help me to love as You love, God.
My God, You are the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You alone possess immortality and dwell in unapproachable light. To You be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
John 1:18/1 Timothy 6:15‭-‬16 NASB

Have you ever looked at someone and just knew there was something different about them? Almost as if they glowed. Then you come to find out they are a child of God? I have experienced and heard of multiple experiences like this from others. Could this be seeing God abiding in others?

🌹By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:35 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:7‭-‬8 NASB

🌹God, how wonderful it is to know You! You are Creator of all, all things came into being through You, and apart from You nothing came into being that has come into being. You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords. God You are love and all who know You are born of You. Without You we are unable to love because love is from You. With Your love in me I am able to love others just as You have instructed. How wonderful to know that if I or anyone loves You, God, we are known by You. All praise and glory to Your name for You God are love. Thank You for loving me. Amen.
1 John 3:11/John 1:3/1 Corinthians 8:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 3:13-15

Do not be surprised, brethren, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death. Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:13‭-‬15 NASB

God of amazing grace. With a grateful heart I bow before You in awe and wonder at how I was blessed to hear Jesus’s word and believe in You Father. I rejoice in Your Son, whom You sent, because I have been granted eternal life! I have passed out of death into life and do not come into judgment. Because of Your word the world hates me, just as You were hated Jesus. Those who bring judgement do not know love and thus abide in death. Hallelujah we who love the brethren have passed from death to life and abides in the Light (Jesus) where there is no cause for stumbling. Let us proclaim to all people that we are disciples of Jesus Christ by showing our love for one another! Praise the name of the Father! Praise the name of Jesus! Praise the name of the Holy Spirit! Amen. John 5:24/John 17:14/1 John 2:10 NASB

🌹By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 3:11-12

For this is the message which you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another; not as Cain, who was of the evil one and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother’s were righteous.
1 John 3:11‭-‬12 NASB

Holy God of righteousness. You are all that is good. I worship You.
The battle between the righteous and the evil rages on. There are those who repay evil for good, opposing simply because of those who follow what is good. Jesus, You were sought and killed because You spoke truth, truth from the Father.
Jesus, my Lord and Teacher, thank You for showing me how to humbly love my brothers and sisters. You knelt before Your disciples and washed their feet. You said, “Truly, truly, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them”. Help me Holy Spirit to follow the example of Jesus and wash the feet of other believers — humbly putting them before myself. I pray Your extravagant love overflows to others through me. In Your Holy name and for Your glory, amen.
Psalms 38:20/John 8:40‭/John 13:12‭-‬17 NASB

🌹“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you”.
John 15:12 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 3:9-10

No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone (everyone) who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
1 John 3:9‭-‬10 NASB

Holy God, thank You for the life I now live,  born of You. Born again, not of blood nor by the will of the flesh nor the will of man but by Your glorious will, God. I praise You for giving me the gift of seeing Your kingdom O God!!!
By Your righteousness in me I am able to practice righteousness confirming I am born of You my God. What joy, contentment, and peace I have knowing I am Your child. Hallelujah,  I am a child of God through belief in Jesus Christ my Savior and the ability to practice righteousness in my life. Holy Spirit testify with my spirit that I am a child of God so I will never be led or lead others astray to the ways of the devil.
And I pray God that I will walk and live in Your Light loving my fellow brothers and sisters and encourage them to practice righteousness and not be deceived by walking in the darkness of the devil, by not loving our brothers and sisters. What great love You have bestowed upon us O God, calling us Your children. May we honor you by living for your glory, amen.
John 1:13/John 3:3/John 1:12/1 John 2:29/Romans 8:16/1 John 3:1‭-‬2 NASB

🌹The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now.
1 John 2:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

The Church – Body of Christ

In yesterday’s devotion we read how a Christian is a new creation. We have put on the new self, the image of Jesus.

What does that look like in relation to the Church, the body of Christ?

Well, we, a part of the body should. . .

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2‭-‬3 NASB

Be diligent (earnest, persistent, painstaking) to preserve the unity of the Spirit. How? In the bond of peace which means every part of the body (each person) must be humble, gentle, patient, tolerant in love.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.      Galatians 5:22‭-‬23 NASB

As a Christian we have the Spirit abiding in us so we have the capability to display the fruit of His Spirit particularly to the body of Christ.

There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.      Ephesians 4:4‭-‬6 NASB

God is the church. Jesus is Lord of His church. The Spirit unites us into one body under the Lordship of Christ and we are one with God who is over all, through all and in all.

🌹Are you united in faith with a body of believers? The body of Christ?!

God, I pray for your church. Unite your church into one body under the Lordship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Pour out Your Spirit on Your body of true believers to be diligent in preserving unity in Your church by the fruit of Your Spirit being displayed toward one another. In godly love may Your church be known by their love for You displayed in loving one another.

In Jesus name, amen.

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Love One Another

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 NASB

but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.   John 14:31 NASB

This I command you, that you love one another.   John 15:17 NASB

Jesus kept the commandments of the Father to show the world His love for the Father. He has commanded His disciples to love one another. By this love for one another all mankind will know we are God’s disciples.

🌹 Are you demonstrating God’s love to the world by obeying His command to love your fellow brothers and sisters?

These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.              John 15:11 NASB

Put on The Lord Jesus Christ

Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.

Do this, knowing the time, that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed.

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Romans 13:8‭,11,14 NASB

Do you ever think about or look at people around you the same way you imagine God looks at you?

From the day He created you His desire has been to love you, walk with you, talk with you, guide you, have a real and intimate relationship with you. How long did you walk in your disobedience and neglect before someone, or many, shared Jesus with you?

We have all been on the road to destruction. Many of the people you see everyday are on that road. Does your heart break over their destination as God’s heart broke over yours?

Every person on earth was created by God. Every one of them. Are you praying for and shining the Light to the people in your portion of the world?

🌹Salvation is near. Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Love One Another

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” — John 13:35

Does love draw you? The love of God for His creation draws us to Him through the love of Jesus Christ. Love for our families draws us to the desire to spend time with them every chance we get. Love of a friend draws us to spend time with them.

On Sunday morning, does the love for “one another” draw you to church? Do you desire to be with others believers? Sunday morning to me is a chance to show love to other believers (just ask my family how many hugs I give out on Sunday morning) by gathering with them, rejoicing in the Lord with them, sharing their burdens in prayer with and for them, encouraging them and sharing life with them. If I can’t share love at church on Sunday mornings than chances are I am not sharing love during the week.

I often times envision that churches are so full on Sunday morning that parking overflows into the street and people in the neighborhood are so curious that they come inside to check it out. When they do they find the love of God because they see the love we have for one another.

Are you gathering with the saints? I hope so. God bless your Sunday worship and fellowship.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon