“I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let my love nourish your hearts. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love. My purpose for telling you these things is so that the joy that I experience will fill your hearts with overflowing gladness!” John 15:9-11
As I read these verses this morning, I discovered something I wanted to share with you. The love of God must be what nourishes our hearts, it’s where our power comes from. Without love, we are powerless to keep God’s commands. We try and try to do it in ourselves, but it’s simply impossible to do unless we allow His love to consume us.
Think about it; 1 John 4:18 says, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
It’s the perfection of love working in us that overcomes fears. It’s the perfection of love in us that heals the sick, raises the dead. It’s the perfection of love working in us that brings peace and provision.
1 Corinthians 13 is known as the love chapter, but in verse 13 it says, And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
If God is Love and His Love lives in us, than there is nothing impossible for us when we submit and surrender to that perfect love.
Let His love nourish and sustain you today. Be empowered by the current of it that runs through you and passes on to others.