From Billy Graham Desk

His Love Is Obvious  

 

woman in field with sunlight

Notice God’s love. The Bible teaches that God is love. You and I were sinners. We were aliens from God. We were enemies of God. We had rebelled against God. We deserved hell, but in spite of the fact that we resisted God, we rebelled against God, we sinned against God, we were enemies of God—the Bible says God loved us anyway with an everlasting love so that He was willing to give His Son to die on the cross for our sins. There is not a person who has the ability to love that way unless he comes to Christ. You don’t have the power to love.

Know God’s love for yourself.

Prayer for the day

Your love encompasses me, Lord Jesus, wherever I may be. There are so many who need the healing of Your love in their lives. Fill me to overflowing with “agapé” love for them.

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Devotional by YouVersion

Following Jesus means more than wearing a cross necklace or gluing a fish symbol on our cars. It’s a devotion that starts with emptying ourselves of the things that hinder our relationship with Him so that we can experience the fullness of life He intended for us. We need to let go of ourselves and be filled with Christ, so that Christ may overflow into the world around us. It’s so easy to become watchers and listeners when Christ wants us to become followers and participants! This reading plan is meant to be a companion to your journey- as we walk along the path of following Christ and learn to live out of the overflow of His great love for us. We’ll read stories and insights of people who have had to empty themselves to discover how to abide in Christ and be filled with the Spirit. As we let go of old ways of living and allow God to refill us with His abundant life, we will overflow with hearts of hope, forgiveness, compassion, and joy.