“As I raise you up in the truth, you must learn to love those who have not heard what you have heard. Arrogance on your part stifles any work that I might have you do. I will not reside where pride is at work. I will not be able to work through you in full measure if love is not the motive in all that you do. Observe the life of Jesus and pattern your life after His reasons for doing everything He did. He walked in love. His great love for My wishes and for your well-being motivated His every move. I desire you to do the same. Turn your cold hearts around. Begin to love others and move in My love for their best interests. I will then be with you in power.”
John 15:12-13 NIV
12) “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
13) Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
Until we understand that everything that Father God has done in both the Old and New Testaments was motivated by His great love, we will never see the might of His hand in our work for Him. To do even the very best of things and have no love as their driving force produces empty works at best and foolish religion at its very worst.
The modern presentation of the Gospel for the most part is absent of the wonder of the heart of God. We have the facts. We know the words. We may even have zeal; but without love in our hearts, everything falls far short of the purpose that God intended for our actions.
Help me to love, Lord,