When we have the love of the Father in our heart, we become more than willing to obey His every command and we begin to align our thoughts to His will to achieve that which He has purposed to give to us from beginning of the earth. The word of God becomes established in our lives when we actively begin to seek His kingdom and righteousness. The love of God towards us is unshakeable and all-encompassing to accommodate our inadequacy as long as we demonstrate this with a genuine heart.
John 3:16-17 (EIV) For God so loved the world, which He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. "For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.…
David was accounted as a man after God’s heart and if we should take account of his faults, we would not have understanding why he was loved by the Father. In spite of all his inadequacy he exhibited a willingness to testify to the goodness of God and was always quick to acknowledge the errors of his ways. He sought God in everything he did and had a passion of seeking God in everything he does. For He loved and feared God.
Acts 13:22 … He raised David to be their King, concerning whom He testified and said “I Have found David the son of Jesse. A man after my heart who will do all my will.”
Our Lord and saviour demonstrated a selfless love for us and in obedience to the Father’s will he laid down His life to be the bridge between us. For this every reason he became highly exalted among all the earth and in heaven.
"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. “No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.
Our calling is to emulate this selfless love to God and our neighbours, when we have the love of the father in us we appreciate and see the beauty in all thing around us.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men.(Philippian 2:5-7)
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
When we humble ourselves before God and fellowship with Him in Spirit and truth, he will abide in us through the gifting of the Holy Spirit. Exercising faith and obedience comes with our understanding and fellowship with God and this was demonstrated by our father of faith Abraham.
Genesis 22: 11-13 (EIV)
But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son.
Perfection is founded entirely on the love of God: “Charity is the bond of perfection (Colossians 3:14);” and perfect love of God means the complete union of our will with God’s: “The principal effect of love is so to unite the wills of those who love each other as to make them will the same things” It follows then, that the more one unites his will with the divine will, the greater will be his love of God.
Mortification, meditation, receiving Holy Communion, acts of fraternal charity are all certainly pleasing to God — but only when they are in accordance with his will. When they do not accord with God’s will, he not only finds no pleasure in them, but he even rejects them utterly and punishes them.
We must imbibe Matthew 5:14-16 into our lives because Christians are the lights of the world and can only be reflected by our conduct and service to God. If we proclaim God’s love and we respond in love, we will actively give generously as a lover will give to his/her new found heartthrob. Our generosity and attitude not only points others to the goodness of God, it also appropriate response to what God has given us.
We as children and followers of Christ must willing conduct our actions with love as in Ephesians 5:1-2 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Note that as His children we are called to imitate Him and our selfless giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response of what he has done
When we demonstrate our love, God is able to react above all our expectation. He is able to uplift us beyond our imagination and cause a change in every situation to favour us even to the point where our enemies becomes at peace with us. For mighty is He who is in us and greater are His miracles. God calls things in to existence as if they already exist and He is abundantly able to fulfil all his promises to us. Who can put a charge against His elect? Nobody
Genesis 22: 15-18
Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time out of heaven, and said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son— blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”
To prosper within the Kingdom, there must be a selfless demonstration of love towards the family of God and His creation. The apostle were able to demonstrate this by giving all they had to follow Christ Jesus and this lead to the birth of the church.
Note: it is only God that glorifies and lifts up. And when he says yes no body can say no. when He opens the door nobody can lock it. He is the one who makes great and brings down. May he not bring us down or shame us due to Lack of obedience.
When a father loves his child and the child reciprocate with same love and does pleasing things all the time in front of the father. Surely the father will go an extra mile to make sure that the child is comfortable.
We pray with you and for you today that as you seek a new anointing and move of God in your situation that you will humble yourself and begin to demonstrate your love and exercise faith to the Father, King of kings, everlasting Lord and that you extend such love to all of God’s creations. Has you do this that He will highly glorify His name through answered prayers to you in the mighty and prospering name of our Lord Jesus the anointed Christ. Amen
We love you but God loves you most. Remain blessed and favoured of the Lord. Receive your anointing and prosper from henceforth. Begin to fulfil all God grand plans for your life in Jesus name. Amen
Apostle Yomi and Bola
Living under God’s grace, guidance love & peace