I love that God has given us the ability to be vessels of His love. We’ve received so much of God’s love through everything that He’s done for us. It’s all throughout scripture. It’s the theme of salvation and the gospel. It’s that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believed in Him would not perish but have eternal life. And God has given us the ability to be carriers of His presence and carriers of His love.
And the more that you know the love of God, the more you feel compelled to release that love to other people. I love that we have the ability to release what God has given to us. We have authority and things that God has given us authority in. And the love of God, when you really experience it, you can’t help but want to give that away to people around you. If you think back over your life, what are some of the ways that God has shown you radical love? What are some of the ways that God has met you in moments, maybe of loneliness, where He was the only person that you really felt that love coming into your life? He was maybe the only one that was really meeting you in that place where you didn’t know maybe how to connect with people from your pain. Maybe you didn’t know how to receive love, because you were dealing with shame or different things that you might’ve been going through, or deep loss or grieving, and God was there.
He draws near to the broken hearted. And I love that we’re called to reflect the nature of our God and our Father and that love that He’s shown us. There’s just endless, countless examples in the word and from testimonies of people of how good God has been and His love, and that we can be those vessels of love to others. I love to ask the Lord when I meet people, “God, what is it that you love about this person? What did you uniquely put as your fingerprint that they carry of you and of your love and of your goodness?”
And so I pray for you today that God would release new levels of His love for others around you. That He would give you the ability to have His heart for those around you. And that you would be yourself overcome with how much He loves you and how much He loves people around you. And that in turn, you could be a vessel pouring that out to others around you.
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