Be a Reflection of His Love

Reflective MountainMy beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. 1 John 4:7-8 (Message)

The Christian world needs an attitude adjustment. I believe we are seriously heading in the wrong direction. It seems we are more reflective of the attitude of the world than we are of the Word of God. I am constantly surprised when I hear hate expressed from a Christian—either in word or deed. I am not surprised by anything a non-Christian does because they do not propose to live by the dictates of the Bible—which is God’s written Word. But a professing Christian expressing hate toward another person, saved or not, is beyond belief!

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all.Proverbs 3:5-6 (Message)

As Believers, we must get rid of theparrotmentality—to repeat or imitate without thought or understanding. This has become almost an epidemic for Christians because far too many of us depend on others (parent, pastor, priest, etc.), to tell us what God is saying; instead of reading the Bible, praying, and trusting God to lead us; believe me, He actually knows how to do it.

If we were to truly follow God we would not fall prey to the tricks the enemy uses to get us when we have greater allegiance towards men than God. Yes, I know we have the responsibility to submit to authority; but not to the extent that we leave God and His directives in the background of our lives. This is important because many of us do a better job of representing our job, school, family, favorite sports team or churches, than we do our God!

 Love each other as I have loved you. This is what I’m commanding you to do.John 15:12 (God’s Word)

Now is the time to step up and be a reflection of the Love of God. Now is the time to show the world that Christians can be more than a religious cliché. Now is the time for the world to see the power of God in action; and that power has its foundation in His love being expressed through us!

Finally, now is the time to learn, reflect and live the Word of God, so we will become the living epistles which men read and see the love God has for the world. Our Lord and His Spirit reflected in our heart is what the world need now more than ever!

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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14 comments on “Be a Reflection of His Love
  1. nrichmyleads says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So how do you look at those you choose to love? Are you shallow and look only skin deep, are you a bit deeper and consider the thoughts and attitudes, or do you love without reserve and appreciate the spiritual?

    Love brings beauty to the fore no matter what level you look at it. There are those who are unlovable, their spirit has no light, they manifest fear and hate as their only motivation; for they have sinned unto death and the word says they are not worth being prayed for I John 5:16.

    Note also Job did not pray for Elihu; four brought accusations but only three were forgiven; only three harkened to the voice of God. Elihu stated he represented God, but God calls his counsel darkened, words without knowledge Job 38:2. You must believe to manifest discerning of spirits to tell, the gift of holy spirit must be in your arsenal of the whole armor of God. You have the responsibility to Study so that you have the knowledge and you are not deceived by those that do not II Tim 2:15.

    We have Sonship rights: Wisdom, Righteousness, Justification, Sanctification and the Ministry of Reconciliation. Wisdom is necessary to not love the evil in their hearts. Love may be blind, but let God shine the light and they will flee. The World may call some love tough, it is not loving to enable destruction. Sometimes it is loving to say no. Correcting with the rightly divided Word is loving.

    Learn about love, Learn about God, Don’t fall in love with the lies of the adversary. God repeatedly states that death is darkness, that it is an enemy. Why do some entertain that the tunnel of light is what the dying head for? That is a lie. Told multiple times to multiple people but it still contradicts God’s Word. Love is to be the hallmark of the Family of God. Let your love be freely given to all who do Romans 10:9,10. Let your love shine as a beacon to those outside the family that still have the choice available to join the family. But we are to abhor or eschew Evil.

    It is loving to not give place to the devil, to make it known those that serve it whole-heartedly are not welcome to your love. That is applying the whole armor of God. Love is not a doormat. Love with integrity. Reflecting the love of God is not what some would teach. Seek Wisdom it is the principle thing. I could develop this more but time is fleeting. Seek the Word to get greater understanding. Selah.

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hello my Brother! WOW! Thank you for your reply to this post! I appreciate your scholarship and desire to express it. May God’s Blessing be upon you always!

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      • nrichmyleads says:

        Thanks Sebastian I appreciate your reading my blog am trying to make it better yet keep visiting Together we can make the body of Christ stronger. God has blessed me all my life I am glad I have found a way to share some of what I have learned on a bigger scale than before.

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      • Sebastian says:

        You are so welcome! I believe that we as Believers have the responsibility to share what knowledge we have received so that others may be encouraged and grow as well. Blessings to you and yours!

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  2. I can’t wait to hear Billy Graham’s program tonight “My Hope America” and pray it wakes up America. The world has truly been the frog in the frying pan over the past fifty years or more! How sad. Thank you for this post, it’s wonderful, blessings,

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  3. Now is the time to covet His kind of life and stop living for our pastors, parents, peers and society. Now is the time to love as He loved, and be a true reflection of His love. Now is the time to accept his love, his attitude, learn to love and and live the God standard instead of copying and imitating the world’s standard.

    Nice Post.

    Blessings Sir

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  4. soclairesays says:

    Yes! Let us love even those who can be difficult to love! Lol.
    God bless you!

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