Nowadays the word love gets used and abused so much that It's easy to toss it around without any thought or emotion behind it. I caught myself doing this today. "I love that house! I love pizza! I love cupcakes! I love her! (talking about a contestant on The Voice)." These are just a few examples of how I tend to associate the word love with everything that I like a lot or really enjoy.
God intended love to be so much more than that. His love is a lifestyle and His love has a purpose. He wants us to love wholeheartedly and completely; the way he loves us. Without conditions and without measure. Love him, love ourselves, and love others, for the purpose of showing his love to the world.
The Bible tells us in 1 john 4; “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
Sometimes we just need a reminder of that simple truth - God has love for us. He loves me. And He loves YOU! He loves each one of us with purpose and intention. His desire is for his love to live in us ESPECIALLY in our times of sin and struggle so that his love will SHOW and in turn, overflow into the lives of others who need it! So let's let that love live in us and shine like it was intended to! Stay blessed and UNHINDERED!