“…God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” Romans 5:5, ESV.
I’m incapable of loving others apart from God. I try to forgive, but I can’t. I try to love the unlovable, but I find it impossible on my own. My love only goes so far. It’s limited and is very selective. It’s nothing like what comes from above. It’s all talk and no show. Knowing this makes me run to God desperate to receive from Him and be filled with His love. Because no matter how hard I try, I can’t love anyone unless He loves me first, and fills me until I’m overflowing.
God wants you to see that no matter how hard you try, you can’t love others the way He commands you to love apart from Him. Run to God and let Him love you first. Let Him fill you until your love tank is overflowing. Then, and only then, can He love through you.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for loving me with a love that never ends. I realize apart from you I can’t love anyone. I can’t even love myself! So I come to you asking you to fill me until I’m overflowing with your love. Love through me. Let people see your unconditional love operating in my life at a high degree, and cause them to glorify you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.