Bible and Theology
Compelling Love
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Feb 17, 2017

God's love is amazing and powerful. It binds up all our emotional, mental, and spiritual wounds. Are you feeling weak today? God's love says, "You are valuable. I treasure you more than anything. Whatever is wrong in you, I can heal it." Do you think you are unworthy? God's love is telling you, "I made you, I redeemed you, and I want you with me forever!" God's everlasting, perfect love has the ability to rebuild you from the inside out--if you will let Him.

Love can become the compelling, motivating, energizing force for what we say and do.

Love can become the compelling, motivating, energizing force for what we say and do. As you face choices today, ask yourself if love is the motivating force behind your decisions. Pray for the Holy Spirit's help so that you will reflect God's selfless love to people around you. When your friend offends you today, love will help you to forgive them. When a stranger needs help, love will compel you to assist them. If your neighbor is hurting, love will drive you to comfort them. If you allow the Holy Spirit to work through you, love will transform the way you live your entire life.

Prayer: God, I pray that Your Spirit will help me today to be compelled by love in all I say and do. May my life be transformed as Your Spirit works in me, teaching me to love the way You do. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love" (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).