Showing posts with label abiding love. Show all posts
Showing posts with label abiding love. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

God Is Love

1 John 4:11-18

Beloved, God loves us so much,
we must love one another too.

No, we haven’t seen God,
and yet, by loving one another,
God lives in us!
And God’s love perfects ours.

How do we know we’re in God,
and God is in us?
We have His Spirit.

Furthermore, we have seen

(through God’s Word) how
the Father sent His Son
to save us and the world.

If we acknowledge Jesus
as the Son of God,
we can be sure God lives in us
and we in Him. And we can know
and believe in the power of love
God gives.

For God Is Love!

So as we remain in love,
God remains in us
and brings our love
to perfection.

Then we can know for sure
not to worry about judgment day
because we’re living as God wants.

Oh, Beloved, in love
there is nothing to fear!

God’s perfect love
frees us
from any fears we have
of being punished,
tormented, or even
harshly rebuked.

So if you’re still afraid,
pray to experience
ever more fully
the pure, pure love
of God.

© 2016, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in 1 John 4 with the help of several of the many translations found on Bible Gateway.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Living in love

And Jesus told His followers:

“Just as the Father has loved Me,
so have I loved you.

Live in My love.

If you keep My commandments,
you will live in My love in the same way
I’ve kept My Father's commandments
and live in His love.

I have told you these things
to give you My joy.

Live fully in that joy.

And this is what I require:

Love one another
as I have loved you."

John 15:9-12

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the joy of knowing You love me! Help me to live in Your love and draw others to Your love in Jesus’ Name.

© 2013, Mary Sayler


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