Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Love others as we love ourselves

Bless the Lord and let all that is within us bless His holy name. He heals all our iniquities and our youth is renewed like the eagles. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. The blessing is in our lives right now.

God is always close. He loves us and wants to be with us. Christianity is not a religion - it is a relationship between God and man. We are already blessed and delivered. We are already the glorious children of God. We are the world in God's heart. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. When Jesus hung on the Cross, the Cross became a place of hope for us. Whatever Jesus touches becomes blessed. We are a child of God and we are holy. We are the light of the world and in our families.

God is the Creator. He is also our family. We are children of God and He will never see our sins. He will always love and care for us. He will never leave us nor forsake us. This is because His love for us is unconditional.

God is a God of love. He did not create man to fail. God gave us everything - there is no lack in the Garden. Adam was made in the image of God. However, when the devil came to Adam, Adam forgot his identity, worth and value.

Let us love our neighbours as ourselves. If we cannot love ourselves, how can we love our neighbour? Do not be hard on yourself. God loves you as you are. He loves you no matter what your background is and regardless what bad habits you have. God is still developing us and helping us. When we are are hard on ourselves, we become hard on others. Know the truth for it will set you free! The Gospel is about forgiveness of sins. God wants us to love ourselves.

We have the spirit of sonship and we call God "Abba, Father". God loves us despite of who we are. He blesses us as who we are. Believe it and you will impact others. When you have internal war within yourself, you will be hard on others.

Teach others around us the way of the Lord. Believe the Lord our God and it will reflect in the way we treat others. We all make mistakes and we want to be forgiven. By the same token, we should extend the same forgiveness to others.

We need to let our loved ones know that we love them, that we are always there for them and that we are their security. Do not let our lives live out of emptiness. Everyone wants to be loved. Let us show love and concern to others around us. It is not enough to have the love in our heart only. God has given us everything. Let us therefore love others and forgive them.

Despite our failures, God loves us. As such, let us extend the same love to others. Let us give them the gift of non-imputation of sin. Let us use the Word of God to strengthen others and to set them free. It is not just knowing in our hearts that we accept others. We need to let others know that they are fully accepted.

God wants to run to us, hug us and kiss us despite our imperfections. Let us extend the same to others.

Father, I thank You for giving me the gift of righteousness and the gift of non-imputation of sin.

When your heart is calm and you have peace with God, good things will come to you. Right believing, after all, produces right living.

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