Love BIG pt 2
Carrying on with our new mantra, LOVE BIG, I began to think about the extraordinary ability to influence others that we carry within us and the opportunities that we are given daily to impact another’s life.
In my personal life, I have been blessed with witnessing and experiencing great love. The kind of love that builds you up, encourages you, never gives up on you, shows up for you, pursues you. The kind of love that changes you, anchors you, reminds you that you are not alone.
I don’t know about you, but I want to be one that imparts this to others. I want to be an inspiration, to impact lives! ? Not to inspire and impact others to desire worldly success, but to inspire others to know God, to fulfill their God-given purpose, to desire real freedom in Christ and a life filled with peace, joy, and light!
I want people to know there is hope in every situation, His name is Jesus! That there is freedom from every sin, His name is Jesus! That God is the Redeemer, Healer, and Deliverer, and nothing is too hard for Him! That with God, all things are possible! That the Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy (Psalms 145:8). That they are loved, cared for, and prayed for! That there is light at the end of the tunnel!
This world can be a dark and lonely place, we are called to bring the light and love of Christ into it. To be His hands and feet. God desires us to continuously mature, growing up into the fullness of Christ. Loving others is Kingdom business! In Ephesians 3:17, Paul’s prayer was that Christ would dwell in our hearts by faith; that we would be rooted and grounded in love. Rooted and Grounded in Love!
Love does not seek its own, it is more concerned about others. Our love should cause others to feel cared for, helped, encouraged, calm, uplifted, and hopeful. Let us ask ourselves, How is my life impacting others? What do people leave my presence thinking and feeling?
Wow, I feel equipped for this battle that I am in? Wow, I’m not alone! Wow, someone truly cares! Wow, there is hope! Wow, I feel loved! Wow, I didn’t know that about God? Wow, if Jesus set you free, He can set me free too!
Blah, no one really cares. Blah, nothing inspiring. Blah, no hope offered. Blah, still alone, blah, blah, blah.
Jesus said in John 13:35, By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one for another.
Let’s leave others feeling loved and knowing there is Hope! Let’s pour our lives out, shining the light and love of Christ in this dark world. Let’s pray and ask God to open our eyes to see what He sees and use us to bring hope, healing, redemption, and salvation to others.
This is the Father’s heart, that we would daily choose to LOVE BIG!
May the Lord be glorified by those who name the name of Jesus!
Blessing and much love to you!
Awaken International Ministries