So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34 NLT
We were created with the ability to love, and as Believers, we have the ability to love as Christ loves us.
With God’s love, we are able to pity the weaknesses of others and forgive as we wish to be forgiven.
God’s wonderful gift of love includes the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives love, joy, peace, strength, and comfort.
With the human effort of total surrender and faith, we can receive an effective helper–the Holy Spirit, who leads us to see our own character defects as opposed to seeing the character defects of others.
When we begin to focus on our own shortcomings, we open the door for the Holy Spirit to guide us toward a transformation of our character. It is only then that we possess the ability to obey and understand the commandment of loving each other.
Challenge for today: Pray for transformation.
Verse for today: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Prayer for today: Dear God: Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit. I need a makeover of my mind and my heart. God, I surrender myself to you and ask you to transform me according to your will. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.