1 John 5:2
“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and observe His commandments.”
We are not capable of true love unless we are attached to the source of true love. If I truly love someone, I am highly motivated to love God, and obey what He says, so I may impart the highest in their lives. I know Jesus said He sanctified Himself for our sakes. (John 17:19) How much more do we need to love and obey God in order for us to be sanctified with His spirit of love flowing through us? Allow your motivation for loving and obeying God today be to better love those you hold dearest.
In His love.
Often times the greatest example of love comes from my chocolate lab, Lady Godiva. God has made her to be super sensitive and loving to those around her. Here she is extending that sensitivity and love to my friend, Charlotte McPherson, on a kayaking excursion she was included in…more ways than one! 🙂
(Photo taken on New River, Independence Va.)