My Daily Strength

God's perfect love -- Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Sudhakar

Scripture : 'Herein is our love made perfect... because as he is, so are we in this world' 1 John 4:17.

As the love of God is perfect in our lives, you and I have the boldness to face the day of judgment because as Christ was so are we on this earth. God has kept you in this world as the ambassador of Christ's love. When you are filled with God's divine love, you will be at God's feet whenever you find time and you will have God's eternal power in you.

Since you have God's power ruling your life, you will have the boldness to face the day of judgment. The perfect love in you drives away all fear for there is no fear in love.

Even as you read these words, I pray that you will allow God's love to rule your life to overcome all the attributes of the evil one and its plans. This unique gift is divine in you that holds you high above everybody. The LORD emptied Himself on the cross because of His love for you. He expects you to follow His ideals showing only true love and truthfulness, though the world may say it is very difficult to practise true love.

Since God is love He wants you also to exhibit God's love whereby the people around you will know that you belong to Christ. Your every deed will prove that God's love operates in you and that you are shining for God. The devil trembles at you because he sees God's love in you and he is afraid of that. He cannot tolerate sacrificial love but since you possess that love in your heart he cannot touch you. Hence, let God's pure love flow in and through you.

Prayer : LORD, fill me with your perfect love which I desire. Amen.

Thought for the Day : God's true love in us creates happiness.