March 10, 2011

::loving god & loving others:: take #3

monday i wrote a post entitled ::you might NOT be a christian if::
i touched on the topic of relationship with god.
how one doesn't look like anothers.
it is your individual, unique, special {relationship}

so i have asked arielle of a beautiful journey to give us her take on
::loving god & loving others::
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing…..As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."' john 15

These have to be some of my favorite verses on love. How can we truly love others if we are not abiding in Christ? When we love the Lord with all our heart, the fruit of our relationship with Him will be seen. However, when we try to love others in our own strength we will easily become weary. When we abide in Christ, we are going to be satisfied. We will desire and want others to know the love that He has for us. Loving others is an overflow of our heart when we love Jesus. Spending time in His presence and in prayer will be seen by the way we live in our day-to-day lives. The joy and love of Christ will be seen in the way we live our lives.

Having a busy schedule can sometimes hinder us from truly spending time in His presence, I know this to be true in my own life. But if I want to really show others the love of Christ- my husband, my son, my family, and those I don't even know- I must get away for a bit and spend some time in the Word. There is a joy like no other when we love God first, and abide in Him- and from that overflow, love others.

- arielle

abide in Him and from that overflow, love others.
awesome thoughts arielle! thanks for sharing.

how are you loving god & loving others today?

1 comment:

  1. love these "loving god & loving others" posts!!! very inspiring.


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