“…eagerly pursue and seek to acquire (this) love (make it your aim, your great quest)…”- 1 Corinthians 14:1b (AMPC)

Apostle Paul in his admonition to the church in Corinth, said pursue love. It was such a simple statement but yet profound and instructive. Because of the message that it communicates. In the world today, love has lost its place and many are living every day of their lives pursuing self and not walking in love. This has gone a long way to affect relationships, destroy homes and even broke many heart. However, this is not the kind of life that God wants us to live as His children and this was the understanding that Paul the Apostle had when he told the church in Corinth to pursue love. He knew this was lacking and it needed to be given attention. Beloved, you must make a conscious decision to pursue love and walk in it always because this is your life. You don’t try to force it or push it; you just let it flow because this is who you are and what you have got. Many try to force themselves to walk in love and end up walking in pretense because they are not living it out; they are trying to work it out. However, you are not called to work it out, you are called to live it out and walk in it effortlessly. The God kind of Love that God has called us to live is a life and not a responsibility. You might say but how? Let me explain.
The day you gave your life to Christ, your spirit was recreated of God and the bible says, in Romans 5:5 that love was shed abroad in your heart from that day, therefore as a child of God you have love in you. It is in your nature now, you don’t try to get it, you already have it in you but you see, you must make up your mind to let love flow through you .You must make a conscious decision to let all you do to be done in love and through love because this is who you are. Don’t struggle with it; just let it flow through you. When you relate with people, refuse to allow your relationship with them to be based on conditions. When you help them, don’t help them because there is something you are trying to get in return for your help. No, just do it because of the love of God that is in an overflowing measure in your life. Sadly, we are living in a world, where nobody wants to help anyone for nothing. They would always want something in return. But the question is, does God wants us to live like this? Certainly not. The God kind of love does not function this way, it is not based on conditions. It is a gift that needs to flow through you. So eagerly pursue love in all that you do. Let your presence communicate God’s love and remember, the bible says “owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law…” –Romans 13:8 (NKJV) Praise God!


Let God’s love flow through you, it is the best way to live!


Eternal king of glory, I thank you for the love you have shed abroad in my life through the finished works of your dear son Jesus Christ. Wherever I go, my presence shall communicate your love, and whatever I do, I will do it in love in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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