One morning I was thanking God for His love. When I did, this was His response:
“ I L-O-V-E. love you all the T-I-M-E, time.
It’s nearly impossible to feel loved when legalism dominates, where a religious spirit operates, where love is measured out by performance.
I love you when you’re happy
I love you when you’re sad
I love you when you’re joyful
I love you when you’re mad
I love you when you’re loving
I love you when you’re full of pride
Winter, summer, spring or fall
From My love, you cannot hide
It never changes
It never varies
It’s always available
It’s never out of stock.
I loved you to the point of shedding My blood for your new life, to set you free from the yoke of bondage to performance for love. As I have loved you, love one another. Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought to think.
True authority is born out of love. When you truly love others, they will respond to your words and actions. They will have a place of authority in their lives. When you don’t love them, they will not respond to your words or actions or respond negatively.
Love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)
1 John 4:7,11-12. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.