But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked (1 John 2:5-6).
Being born again, the love of God is already perfected in us. His love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who lives within us (Romans 5:5). It’s no use praying, “O, Lord put more of your love in my heart!” No! You possess the fullness of God’s love in your heart. You can love as He loves. That’s why the Bible enjoins us to “…walk, even as he walked” (1 John 2:6).
If you claim to abide in Christ, you should live as He did; emulate Him. He was love personified. Ephesians 5:1-2 tells us to emulate Him in our love-walk: “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma” (NKJV).
We can live, act and think like Him because we have the same life with Him. 1 Corinthians 2:16 says, “…But we have the mind of Christ.” So, like the Master, never be intimidated by circumstances. In every situation, manifest the glory and power of divinity. Nothing could limit Jesus. He exercised absolute dominion over the forces and elements of this world.
Never be intimidated by the challenges that you face, no matter how tough they are; walk as Jesus walked! Today, you’re the manifestation of Him, you’re the expression of Him. This is what true Christianity is—living the Christ-life—the unveiling and outworking of Christ in and through you. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for the profound truth of your Word that’s building my spirit strong and transforming my life from glory to glory. Your love is perfected in my heart, and it flows through me to bring succour to a hurting world. I’m the expression and manifestation of Christ; His glory, power and righteousness today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1-year bible reading plan
Revelation 1; Daniel 11-12
2-year bible reading plan
John 18:28-40; 2 Chronicles 17-18