I sat here one morning, about a week ago now, with Romans 5:8 before me, where it says –
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Romans 5:8 NLT
I think anytime you start your day with a reminder of His love for us it becomes a blessing. No, it’s not just a reminder but a blessing to take hold of tightly. It’s not that we need reminding of His love for us. I know I’ve delved into His love so much deeper in recent years. To not just go deeper in search of it but to go deeper in experience with His love
This morning I felt Him wanting to challenge me to let this reminder of His love be something that empowers me. That as much of a blessing His love is on me, He wants me….and us, to use His love as something that goes back out towards others we come in contact with. A challenge of empowerment because love is a powerful thing and something that is capable of breaking down all barriers.
We have much to be thankful for. SO much to be thankful for! Without His love where would we be? Without His love what example would we be programmed to set? His love is an example for us but I wonder what it would look like if we more actively empowered ourselves to use it so that we might bless those we show love to? Just maybe that was his point with His challenge all along!
Blessings aren’t just about something that God provides us with. We can bless God with our own efforts and equally important He definitely wants us blessing those around us too. Remember. It’s not the size of the action but the heart in the action. And as He first loved us, the least we can do is love those around us in the same way.