Hug, apologize and say, "I love you".

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“This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12

I grew up with a sister, and even though we would argue all of the time, we quickly made up because my mother didn’t tolerate strife in her house. If we fought, she would make us hug, apologize and say, “I love you”. Then we were back to playing again. This is what true sisterhood looked like to me. It was ingrained in my mind that sisters always love and forgive each other no matter what. So when I became older and God blessed me with sisters in Christ, I just knew that if anything went down, if there was any drama, any disagreements or any strife, we would hug, apologize, say “I love you” and go back to playing again. The sad reality is that many women don’t know this kind of love among sisters in the Lord.

As sisters, we live in God’s house, He is our heavenly Father, and we abide by His rules. If my mother didn’t tolerate strife and division in her home, surely God doesn’t either. He commands that we love one another as He have loved us. He doesn’t suggest it or say to only love if we feel like it. He commands it. Our sisterly bond in Christ must deepen and be strengthened so that the world can know that we’re truly His disciples by how we love each other.

Prayer: Yes Lord. Thank You for speaking to my heart. Forgive me for not loving my sisters like I should. I ask that You show me how to love the way You have loved me. I want to do whatever makes You happy. So help me God to look past faults and see my sister’s heart. I pray You bring a spirit of love and unity among Your daughters. We need You Lord. Help us learn to love each other in a way that glorifies You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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