Topic: The Mark of Love for God
[Seeds of Destiny 31 January 2019 Devotional]
SCRIPTURE: He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. John 21:16.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Affection gives you communication. To love God is to talk about Him; you cannot love God and be tongue-tied.
We live in a world where many people profess to love God but their love for God does not show in confessing Him to people. To live a life of affection for God is to love God to the extent of talking about Him frequently.
When I was a student in the university, I had a friend who always talked about a particular sister always. One day, he said, ‘Ha! This girl is so spiritual; in fact, she prays fervently and she is on fire for God. You need to see her speaking in tongues’. So, I asked him, Brother, the way you are talking about this sister, do you want to marry her? Then, he said, ‘No. not really. It is just that I like her zeal’. Later in life however, both of them got married. That is how life is; it is not possible to love someone without talking about them. Those who love football talk about it and also the club they admire; they even know the names of the players in the club.
There are people from whose mouths you will never hear anything about God. The question is, how can you claim to love God in your heart and it does not flow out of your lips? Dedicated people cannot keep quiet about the God they love; they cannot keep quiet about what they love and who they love; affection gives you communication. To love God is to talk about Him; you cannot love God and be tongue-tied.
Therefore, make up your mind to talk about the love of God to people continually.
Remember this: affection gives you communication. To love God is to talk about Him; you cannot love God and be tongue-tied.
1.Develop a strong passion and affection for God.
2.Let your love for God make you talk about Him.
PRAYER: O Lord I ask for the grace to love You above everyone and everything in life. I receive Your grace to evangelise the world for You, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.