TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
YOU TOO CAN
17th February 2020
Dr Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: Romans 5:8 (NIV)
_ But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us._
Since we began dwelling on the topic of love this past couple of weeks, I have a question for you- Has your understanding of the love of God changed?
Has your ability to conceive or grasp this deep, so wide, so fierce, so reckless love of God increased? It’s just like the popular song by Cory Ashbury that we sing. That song, “Reckless Love” is saying God is so invested in you that He will go to lengths to prove this love. Lengths that may seem extreme.
You see, God gave His son without thinking about the consequences. He didn’t say to Himself, “What if I give them my son and they don’t believe in Him?” Or “What if they never reciprocate this love I have freely given to them?”
He didn’t overthink like some of us do when faced with a situation to show love to an undeserving person.
You know, we ask ourselves the question- “If she were to be in my shoes, will she show me, love?”
Our answer to the question then becomes the defining factor of whether we show love or not.
But no, this isn’t our true nature. Just like our father showed us love not knowing if we will ever be able to reciprocate is the same way we should approach loving people.
The love of God had no plan B. His gave His heart completely and He continues to give Himself to us over and over and over again, time after time. Even when we are undeserving of His love, He opens up and allows us back every single time. If God was a man, we may view Him as foolish.
You may be thinking, this is impossible. I am not capable of showing love like God did and that’s okay. Maybe it’s time to focus more on understanding the depth of His love. When you let the revelation of His love to you dawn on your heart, you can definitely see yourself as a dispenser of His love.
Because His type of love now lives in you.
Romans 5:5 (NIV); “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Dear believer, loving like God is not impossible. You have been enabled to dispense His love.
In what ways can I apply my growing understanding of the unconditional love of the father to the love I dispense?
-I’m loved by God
-I’m recklessly loved by God
-I can love like God
-I can walk in love
-This is my new normal
-Today, testimonies abound for me because the Gospel works.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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