A born-again Christian has no excuse to be exempted from walking in love. Now remember love is not a feeling, it is a respect for all mankind. When we accepted Jesus as our Savior we were born-again. Our connection with our evil stepfather the devil was severed and we are supernaturally connected to the Lord God. The evil and hate that stemmed from the devil is now cut off and we have a choice of what flows out of us. Many Christians continue in their sinful ways after the new birth because it is a habit to them.
As we yield to the Lord, His life begins to infill us and we become more like Him.
Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have ought (unforgiveness, hatred, animosity, grudges, resentment, offense) against any, that your Father which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
God will never tell us to do something we can’t do, that would make Him an unjust God. Am I in love? Do I have His love working in me or have I rejected it? Just as evil is the nature of the devil, love is the nature of God. If His nature is not manifest within us, are we truly His child?
Mark 11:26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
If God’s love is welcomed in your heart you will be empowered to forgive every wrong men have imposed on you! If God’s love cannot be found in your life, you will wrestle with flesh and blood and the devil will be your cheerleader. Often times Christians struggle to forgive and what they need to do is develop their love walk. Jesus did not agree with all men but He loved all men. God’s love is not an option, we cannot have the God kind of life without the God kind of love.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God and He will draw nigh to you.
All Christians must practice the presence of God, we must initiate the contact. We must be willing to make the first move and fully expect the Lord to meet us where we are. Seems like everyone is waiting for God, truth is, He’s waiting for us. Every time I called on the Name of the Lord, He has responded without delay. God loves to have intimacy with His kids, but it seems like His kids don’t know that. It’s okay to contact the Lord and not need anything. Some believers have this attitude where you don’t “bother” God unless you need something.
Galatians 5:6 In Christ neither circumcision or uncircumcision avail anything: but faith which worketh by love.
Our faith will not work without the element of God’s love. If faith could work apart from love, the heathen could use their faith to accomplish evil programs. God implemented a law to ensure our faith was used to fulfill His will. Love will do only that which is good to others, are you in the God kind of love? If yes, then your faith will move mountains.