Love as Jesus loves – Prayer for September 26. Praise the Lord everybody! A singer known to the world as “Meatloaf” had a hit song that went something like this, “oh I would do anything for love, yes I would do anything for love: but I won’t do that, no I won’t do that!” Are we singing that song to God?
Bible Verse for Today
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)
It seems that a lot of us in the body of Christ give our lives to Christ and declare our love for him every Sunday but refuse to give up certain sinful behaviors that our flesh has become obsessed with.
Just like the rich young ruler in Matthew 19: 19-22. We say we love Jesus and would even die for Him, just as Peter said but like Peter we fold in the heat of the moment. When He asks us for the thing most dear to our flesh we sound like Meatloaf singing, “I would do anything for love: but I won’t do that!” We need to show real love to other people and love as Jesus loves. Jesus commands us to love one another even as He loved us.
Teach us to love as Jesus loves
Jesus is saying in John 14:21, that those that have His word in their heart and are obedient to it are the ones who truly love Him and to them He will make himself known.
If we want God to be made manifest in our lives, if we want His power to be manifested in our lives, we must be ready to accept whatever Gods will is for our lives. And know that He requires all our attention, love, and strength, and all our mind and soul. We as Christians need to stop serving God “Meatloaf” and start giving Him our all. God Bless You All.
Love as Jesus Loves Prayer for Today
Father God, help us to always be aware of what we are serving you in our ministry. We love you Lord and we want to be able to be totally obedient to you and your word, never having to say “I won’t do that” to anything you ask us to do. Teach us to love as Jesus loves. We pray all this in Jesus name, Amen.
Also read: POWER OF GOD’S WORD Prayer for September 25