There is something contagious about a heart of love. People who are selfless with their love can make giant waves in this world, whereas those who cling to selfish desires cause only ripples. In fact, those who have hearts of love view the people around them as being most important. A heart that bears the marks of God's intimate love is not a selfish heart.
The Truth is that when we look directly into God's heart of love, we are transformed forever. The selfish desires that once dominated our heart's landscape vanish in an instant—replaced by a desire to lavish love on others.
Once we learn how to abide in His love, our feelings of jealousy, greed, and anger die a quick death.
As God begins to transform our hearts through His grace and kindness, we become vessels willing to reciprocate this type of love. Something happens inside of us. We begin to realize the twofold effect of loving God and loving others—not just friends and family, but those who cross our paths every day.
Hardened hearts begin to melt beneath the warmth of Christ's love overflowing from our lives. People whom we never thought would let the name of Jesus roll off their lips suddenly praise Him because we have taken the time to love them the way God has commanded us to love. Once we learn how to abide in His love, our feelings of jealousy, greed, and anger die a quick death.
A true champion extends grace and kindness because he knows the transformation that has taken place in his own heart and because he realizes those who receive God's love and grace have no other course of action but to give God's love away.
Prayer: Lord, help me to be a conduit of Your love to the people you put in my path. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:34-35).
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