Lavishing His Love
“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are MY disciples.”
Recently, the Lord impressed upon my spirit that HE desired to lavish His love upon me in fresh and new ways. He encouraged me to be watchful of all the new ways He chooses to showcase His love in my life personally. So, I have begun to watch!
One night shortly after, I was in prayer just communicating with my Lord and I said, “Father, as a mother, one of the most precious ways YOU can lavish Your love upon me would be to pour out Your love upon my children." To which, He very quickly responded, "Yes, I fully understand because the most precious way YOU can lavish your love upon ME is to love my other children as well.”
Suddenly, I wept! The love of a mother for her children runs so very deep! In fact, it is at the very core of who we are. Whenever another blesses my two beautiful children, it is as if they have blessed me personally. What the Lord spoke to me that night was such a revelation! I already knew that, as His disciples, we have been commanded to love our brothers and sisters, but what I did not realize was that the most extensive way to express our love to our Father is to lavish our love upon His “other children.” When we do so, it is as if we are lavishing our love upon Him personally!
"I tell you the truth, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you have done it unto ME!" - Matthew 25:40
We live in a fast-paced, busy society where taking the time to love outside of our own selves, marriage and family must be performed with purpose. As humans, selfishness reigns. However, in Christ, we have been commanded to love and honor others above even our own selves. Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectionate toward each other with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another...
1. When was the last time I put another brother or sister’s needs above my
2. As I go about my daily routine, am I a reflection of my loving God to
others in countenance, as well as in actions? Do I smile at others? Do I take the time to grant a
3. How long has it been since I have blessed another brother or sister just
4. Am I loving the unloveable?
Father, I realize today that it is not even possible to count the ways of your love! I want to thank YOU for personally loving ME! I desire to become part of YOUR solution to those in my personal sphere of influence. Holy Spirit, make me mindful of Your "other children" and reveal fresh and new ways that I can lavish Your love upon them. May Your Name always be honored and glorified in my life. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
I love each of you...