Thought For The Day LET GOD LOVE YOU INSTEAD!- God loves you with all that He is and all that He has.
1 John 4:10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
“You have to love God more! You must have more passion for God!” You have probably heard this type of preaching and may have even tried your best to love God, only to fail miserably.
But what is the true definition of love? Let the Bible define it for us: “… this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us…” Yes, it is not about our love for Him, but His love for us!
“Pastor Prince, the Bible says that you must love God with all your heart, soul and strength!”
Yes, that is true according to the law (Deuteronomy 6:5), and even Jesus taught that as the great commandment when He walked on earth. (Matthew 22:37) But that was before He died on the cross. At the cross, He became the very fulfillment of this law for us when He loved us with all His heart, soul and strength, by laying down His body and life on the cross for us.
Today, we are no longer under the law but under grace. And grace tells us that God loves us, not that we love God. Yet, we will love Him when we see how much He loves us. The Bible says that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! (Romans 5:8) That's how much He loves us!
Beloved, God has seen you trying your best to love Him. And because He loves you, He wants you to sit down and be still, and let Him love you instead. He wants to love you with all that He is and all that He has. He loves you unconditionally regardless of who you are or what you have done because His love is not dependent on you but on Himself. He will never stop loving you.
So let God love you today. Don't worry about loving Him. The more of His love you receive, the more you will fall in love with Him!
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30).
What Paul communicates in our opening verse is different from saying "Christ Jesus has made me wise." Through the Holy Spirit, he communicated a deeper truth, which is that Christ Jesus is made unto you wisdom. He didn’t just make you wise, He’s your wisdom. How big this is! It means your capacity is now the wisdom of Christ; your wisdom reservoir is Christ, so you could never lack wisdom. The question then is, "how do you activate the wisdom of God in you?"
First, you have to study the Scriptures. If you don’t know the Scriptures, you can’t activate the wisdom of God. The Bible says, "Deep calleth unto deep…" (Psalm 42:7). So, the more of God’s Word you have in you, through intense study and meditation, the more connection you’ll have with the wisdom of God. If you don’t deposit the wisdom of God in you (and the Word of God is the wisdom of God), you won’t know how to tap into it when there’s a need.
1 Corinthians 2:12-13 says "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." To have the wisdom of God released in your life, you must declare that you have, and operate in, the wisdom of God. You must speak the wisdom of God. If you ever find yourself in a fix, then say, "Lord, thank you for your wisdom that’s in me to handle this situation."
Life will be easy and sweet when you take advantage of the wisdom of God for every situation. When you face challenges, ask yourself, "What’s the wisdom of God concerning this matter?" and then go into sessions of meditation on the Scriptures and praying in tongues. As you do, wisdom will come to you, and propel you to say or do what is exactly right to put you over in that situation. Christ has been made unto you wisdom to excel, reign and win every day in life. Have this consciousness.
Dear Father, I thank you for Christ who is my wisdom; as I study and meditate on your Word, light floods my spirit; my path is illumined to take steps in wisdom, such that I walk consistently in your will, plans, and purpose for my life. My life is a harvest of divine joy, peace, prosperity, health and promotions, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
F u r t h e r s t u d y: James 3:17; James 3:13
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan:Luke 20:20-21:1-4, 1 Samuel 20-22
2 Year Reading Plan: Romans 15:10-19, Psalm 129-130
SHUT YOUR EYES INTERMITTENTLY DURING THE DAY AND DECLARE "I AM A BIG GIVER TO THE CORE" "I AM ENABLED BY THE GRACE OF GOD TO GIVE INTO THE GOSPEL IN THOUSANDS, MILLIONS & BILLIONS OF RANDS, DOLLARS, EURO, POUNDS, NAIRA......"