The Christian Showcase

“When we walk in love, we become partakers of God’s divine nature; as well, we will effortlessly demonstrate God’s love for others, and our very lives will showcase the qualities of true discipleship that Jesus encouraged by his examples of walking in love.

God’s love softens the most hardhearted hearts and warms the soul.

Love lifts up the downtrodden and comforts the bereaved.

Love encourages those who have lost hope.

Love gives men and women the joy of inspiring men and women to become more Christ-like disciples.” ~LMJ~

Three for the Road (The Christian Walk with the LORD)

One, “God is Love– I John 4:8, and we are inspired to walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us– Ephesians 5:2.

Two, God is Light– I John 1:5, and we are encouraged to walk as the children of light – Ephesians 5:8.

Three, God is Spirit– John 4:24) and we are implored to walk in the spirit– Galatians 5:16.

This is a threefold, balanced walk with the Lord God, That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God– Colossians 1:10.” ~LMJ~

Attributes of God in You

“God not only is love, but He also desires to share this lovely attribute of Himself with us, His children, in order that we may become partakers of the divine nature– II Peter 1:4, and a part of His divine nature is His divine love. In a world where confusion and strife, worry and fear, hate and terror are out of control, God has given His children a part of His very nature to help relieve us from these assaults emanating from the darkness of the storms of this life.” ~LMJ~

God’s Love Is Perfected in Us

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

I John 4:11:
Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

“If” is not a question or a doubt, because the word “if” in the Greek text is the word since, “since God so loved us,” for God has loved us since the world began (Ephesians 1:4). “We ought” implies another extension of the true love of God because He is not demanding a reciprocal love back to Him or demanding us to love others; He is simply stating that we ought to love. The love that most of us have known demands equal love in return because this is how human love sometimes manifests itself; however, God’s love is always currently present, because God loves us and we have continuous access to His love (24/7).

I John 4:12:
No man hath seen God {with his eyeballs} at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

God does dwell within the heart and fiber of the human soul who is a Christian, and when we do love others, we will begin to realize we do have God’s love dwelling within. Not only will we realize that God lives in our hearts, but His love becomes perfected, it comes into full bloom and perfection in our hearts.

I John 4:17:
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

God is love, for this is “as he is,” and when our God-given love is made perfect via loving one another (verse 12 above), we will become as God is – love. The “day of judgment” is today, not at the end, but right now. The context in which the “day of judgment” is set is love. Do we love today? Has our love been made perfect? Do we know that we are “as he is,” or are we estranged from the Father and His love? No Christian ever has to feel separated from God (Romans 8:37-39) because God always loves us, and He desires for us to experience the wonderfulness of enjoying the perfection of His love in us by our loving (period).

Growing up I was afraid of God like so many others. God in His magnificent foresight must have known that I would not be alone carrying around this unfounded burden of fear, so to bless His children, God simply had the next two verses written to dispel these fears from our lives.

John 4:18-19:
-18:  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
-19:   We love him, because he first loved us.

Enjoy God’s love, thank Him for the strength it gives, and for the load that love can carry, as well as lighten, because you are always the “beloved of God.”