The Power of God’s Love
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.Ephesians 3:20
God is love and wishes all to be saved by accepting Christ and receiving the Holy Spirit. You, however, are controlled not by the flesh, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9 BSB) Once we have the Holy Spirit, we are on the narrow road and we start experiencing the power of God’s love. The more of God’s love we have in our hearts, the closer we are to the Lord and the more we know the power of his love.
The more we experience the power of the Lord’s love, the closer we are to Him with a more thankful heart. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:9-11) God’s love is perfect and He guides those in His family through life with His blessings. It’s God’s love in our hearts that motivates us to serve the Lord, further increasing the love in our hearts.
Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’ And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’ (Matthew 25:37-40) With God’s love in our hearts, we have unconditional love for all people, and we are motivated to bring the good news of Christ to lost souls. We are being molded to the mind of Christ and our hearts are being molded to the heart of our Lord.
God’s love has the power to change us, motivating us to serve Him by following the Holy Spirit, and changing our life to the life of Jesus. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. (1 John 2:6) When our hearts change, we live as Jesus did by bringing the good news of Christ to whoever will listen. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2) As the Lord’s love renews our minds, then we will know his good, pleasing, and perfect will. As we follow His will through the Spirit, our hearts change because of the Lord’s love filling our hearts.
God’s love is powerful and when His love enters our hearts, our life is changed, our life resembles the life of Jesus, and we are living life to the full. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Life to the full means with Christ nothing is missing.