365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, I want to encourage us today to L.O.V.E (Live Our Victory Experience). Now, some of you may be wondering, is this possible? Sure, it is! “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 KJV). This scripture is proof it is possible because the victory has already been won through agape love. Agape love is a type of love that can only be experienced through the power of God and faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus, Himself, showed agape love throughout His word and is a living example of what love truly is: selfless and sacrificing! The greatest moment exemplifying selfless and sacrificial love was at the cross as he took on the sin of the world. Jesus “borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”; “He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed – able to L.O.V.E (Isaiah 53:4 KJV).
I challenge each of us to take a self-assessment and dig deep to find out who we are in God and if we are indeed following Christ’s example of sharing selfless and sacrificial love. WR2W, after we discover who we are in God, we can then learn how to love ourselves, so we are able to love others selflessly and sacrificially. If we never come to know who we are in God, it is no way possible we can ever truly love others and L.O.V.E (Live Our Victory Experience). A victory experience brings one’s life unspeakable joy that can never be given by man but can only be achieved by service unto the Lord which means serving our fellow man. I am so joyful today because I have finally come into the peace of God because I have learned of the love of God which is allowing me to L.O.V.E. This was not something that came over night but thank God over time it did come. And just like God did it for me, He will surely do it for you. “For there is no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11 KJV).
So, as First Lady Michelle Obama said it best, “when they go low, let us go HIGH”. When others act to get a reaction from us, let us go HIGH in God’s love and rise above whatever negative energy those “haters” are sending our way. Let us go HIGH in God’s love and rise above H.E.E.L.S (Hatred, Envy, Eagerness, Laziness, and Sexual Sin). Let us go HIGH in God’s love and rise above all things that can hinder us from giving love selflessly and sacrificially. WR2W, let us L.O.V.E (Live Our Victory Experience) in Jesus! I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!