Be honest! If you reach inward, can you really feel God’s love for you? In case you don’t know it, God loves you. Yes, you! He loves you as much as he loves me and every other person on this earth. Equally and unconditionally. But if you can’t feel the love that’s because you are not releasing God’s love to others.
I have written about this before but love is like electricity—it flows! God showers his love on each of us but we won’t feel the love unless we let it flow through us to others. When the love flows through you, you feel it. When God’s love gets stopped up in you, you won’t ever feel it. In fact, you won’t even feel God in your life. That’s because God is love.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8
On the surface, especially after reading the news, it’s tough to find God in this world. That’s because there is less love in the world; certainly, less love flowing in the world. When God’s love doesn’t flow through us we don’t feel God’s love—and really can’t even feel God in our lives. And that’s a recipe for disaster.
Start the flow of God’s love with a simple smile as you walk down the street. Do something nice, and unexpected, for someone else. Buy a stranger a coffee. Don’t refuse someone begging a dollar. Help the family of a soldier serving overseas. There are a million ways to let God’s love flow through you but you need to want to let it flow. What you’ll feel when it’s flowing is amazing!
Have a great day and an even better rest of the week!