“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” — Romans 5:5.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love…” — Galatians 5:22.
The thought sometimes arises, as we consider Christ’s Love to us, our love to Christ, and our love to the brethren or to souls around us, that the demand is too great, it is unattainable, or it is impossible for a Christian to live this life of love, and to show it to the brethren and to needy souls. And because we deem it impossible, and because of our unbelief and lack of faith in God’s Promises, we make little progress in this spirit of love.
We need to continually remind ourselves that it is not in our own strength, or even by serious thought, that we can attain to the love of Christ. We must realize the truth that the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, and will daily afresh be poured out by the Spirit of God. It is only as we are wholly surrendered to the leading of The Spirit, that we will be able to live according to God’s Will. When the inner life of love is renewed from day to day, we shall feel compelled to work for souls.
Here is a prayer that you can offer: “I bow my knees unto The Father, that He would grant me, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in my heart by faith, that I, being rooted and grounded in love, may know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.” You may be rooted and grounded in this love, and know the love that passeth knowledge—but on one condition—you must be strengthened by The Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your heart. Then you will indeed be rooted and grounded in love. See Ephesians 3:14-19.
Christian, take this message from God’s Word, and let it influence your life. Unless you wait upon God daily on your knees, for His Spirit to be revealed in your heart, you cannot live in this love. A life of prayer, will make a life in the love of Christ, in the love of the brethren, and in love to souls, a blessed reality in your experience.
Put your confidence each day in secret in The Holy Spirit, The Spirit Of Love, which God will give to those who ask in faith.
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