Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pour a Glass of God's Love

I usually only order water at restaurants, but occasionally I like to get a glass of sweet tea. When I do I want my server to be on top of the refills; if I’m paying for a drink, then keep it coming.

No matter what your beverage of choice happens to be, there is a subtle joy when it is being poured into your glass or cup. With that image of a pouring pitcher in your mind, think about God’s love. Romans 5:5 says, “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Just as a large pitcher or coffee pot easily fills multiple smaller vessels, so God’s limitless love can fill many hearts.

As humans we show our love for one another with carnations, candy, and cards, but God showed His love for us a different way. Drop down three verses and read that “God demonstrated His love for us in this way: while we were still sinners Christ died for us.”

God’s love is not demonstrated in peace, promotions, or pleasure; we do not judge His love on how well life is going at the moment. God’s greatest act of love was on Calvary’s cross two centuries ago.

Still today, God’s love is poured into our hearts, warming us and reminding us of a better world to come—heaven.

If you have been feeling burned out, rejected, or forgotten, then ask the Holy Spirit to pour you another round of God’s love. 

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