The Genuine Mind! 2
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7
Do you show love to everyone around you? Is your heart filled with the Love of God or with something else? Because a genuine heart is a vessel for love, and it is only when we are filled with love that we can truly feel the fullness of God’s presence. It shows that the true spirit of God is within us, and we believed that he bestowed us with this gift.
As Christians, we should keep our hearts away from all forms of bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, evil speaking, and malice; we should be kind to one another, be ready to forgive, and give to those in need without expecting anything in return from them. Our lives should show that we are faithful followers of Christ by walking in love like Christ has loved us by giving Himself for us as an offering and sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.
Luke 6:35 says, “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be a child of the Highest. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil.”
When Jesus Christ offered Himself for our sins, it is not just to portray Himself as the savior alone but also to show how great is His love towards us. When He was on the cross bleeding and weeping for the sins of humankind who were right there mocking Him, yet He asked God to forgive them for they were ignorant of what they were doing. We should not profess love with our mouths alone, but express love with our actions to give and help people meet their needs and rescue them from challenging situations.
A loving heart is a golden heart before God because God Himself is called love. When we have the mind of love, we have the mind of Christ. No matter who you are or what terrible things you might have done in the past, Christ always loves you even when you don’t know it. And He expected us to do the same things He did for us. Romans 12:9 says, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”
1. Dear Lord, I pray that you continue to love and forgive me when I do not love you.
2. Please help me to understand my heart’s desires and how they affect others.