We will explore some of the blessings of having the love of God operating in our lives. Everything has, at least, a consequence. So, walking in love has outcomes. These outcomes are blessings and they include:-
God’s presence – 1 John 4:7,16 – Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God……. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. God is love and when you walk in love you are actually walking in the very presence of God and God is working His will through you. And where you have the presence of God, you have the best of heaven on earth and there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Success and provision – 1 Corinthians 13:8 – Love never fails. When you consistently walk in the love of God, you eventually banish failure out of your life. The Bible records in Acts 3:32-36 and Luke 22:35 that the disciples of Christ lacked nothing. They were strangers to failure. Where love reigns, defeat has no place. As we develop and grow in the love of God, we will experience ascendency in our success rate.
Greatness – 1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. When we walk in love, we are living the highest life because love is the greatest. Walking in love comes with greatness. No one is greater than the greatest. God is love and He is the greatest. So, by walking in love, you exit smallness and step into the realm of greatness. Jesus received the greatest name because of His love for humanity. We also step into greatness by walking in love like Christ. Potentially, we are all great in Christ but to manifest our greatness, we must love like Christ.
Divine life – Colossians 3:14 – And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love. Love is what binds us all together in perfect harmony (Message translation). The divine life is the God kind of life. It is the victorious life. The Christian life is founded on love and without love, there would have been no Christianity. The true definition of the God kind of life is living in love. It is the residence of God’s unconditional love in mankind that generates the divine life. This type of life is heaven on earth. All the principles of godly living hangs on the God kind of love. Matthew 22:37 – 40.
Effective faith – Galatians 5:6 – …faith works by love… Faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17) but faith works by love. So, no matter how much faith you develop, if God’s love is missing, then your faith will be ineffective. Big faith comes by the word but effective faith comes by love. So, begin to walk in love and your faith will become effective.
For Further Study:
Acts 3:32-36, Luke 22:35
Questions for Reflection:
- How has God shown His love to you?
- How do you show your love to God?
- What are the blessings of walking in God’s love?
I live the divine life in love and love will lift me to the greatest level of existence.