"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14
Dear Precious friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift from God, we are reminded of great truth through this short but powerful passage of scripture. This says it all and is something we so desperately need in this world. It may be a simple instruction to the Church, but it is one of the greatest challenges with which any of us can be presented. For it is the Holy Spirit who calls us to live as Christ lived and to love as Christ loved. Such divine love is an impossibility in our own limited, human strength. It is only as the Holy Spirit is given the reins of our lives to carry out His work within, that this impossible command can be carried out. How can we let all that we do be done in love? It is as we abide in Christ and He in us, that we begin to learn the lesson of love - Godly love - sacrificial love. It is as we die to ourselves in all things and live for Christ alone that we begin to be fashioned and formed into the lovely image of Christ. It is as we permit the Holy Spirit to carry out His good work in and through our lives, that we can become a channel through whom His love can flow out to others.
We are living in a hurting world and need to love like Jesus loved. So every action and every attitude; every word and every work; each thought of the heart; each decision of the mind and even the motives that influence the choices we make, need to be bathed in the purifying gaze of the Holy Spirit; washed in the fountain of God's divine love and covered with the unconditional grace of Christ, who for love of His church went to the cross willingly - so that like Him everything we do, may be done through HIM - in LOVE.
May we go out in His strength through the Holy Spirit loving like He did.