As I talk about the bondage we all feel from strongholds and the lies we’ve believed about ourselves, the only real remedy is LOVE. God’s LOVE! If you let Him, Jesus fills those holes in our hearts. He fills us with His love so we have something to offer our hurting, broken world. Jesus takes the initiative to love us first and fill us with Himself so that we can, in turn, love ourselves and others. Together, we get to release the unreasonable expectations we place on ourselves when we love in our own strength. In order to break through to the freedom that God has for us, let’s go directly to the Source and receive all we need to help heal ourselves and our world.
1 John 4:19 (NIV)
19 We love because he first loved us.
So, What… for This Week?
Answer some questions for yourself. Where has it been difficult to show Christ’s love to others lately? Where have you simply been going through the motions of serving and giving? How does living in your own strength limit your ability to love? What hurts or lies have taught you to live this way? When you continue to undo the lies of satan and answer these questions on a regular basis, you will begin to find the freedom that God wants you to experience!