Matthew 22:27-39 ESV
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Of course, when you are talking about helping others, you first have to start with the love of one self.
If you cannot love yourself, then how can you be any help to others?
God so love the world that he gave his only Son to be a sacrifice to save the world.
So let us look at ourselves.
We are made in the image of God.
We were made in God’s mine before we came to the earth.
We are beautiful crafted by the hands of God.
We have purpose and there is a plan for our life.
God said that he placed us above all people of the earth.
His children are Kings and Priest.
If we are manufactured by God and God Is Love, then we are to Love.
And so we started with the Father’s love for his creation.
So as we capture our face in a mirror, what do we see?
No matter what your thoughts are when you do, you must see love.
If your thoughts are of love, then your mind set changes what appears to be something else into Love.
It’s funny how the mind works, but it’s true that love conquers all things, even your own thoughts of negative thinking toward yourself.
After you have done this mind altering change to love yourself, now it’s time for you to show and give love to others.
1 John 4:8 NIV
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
There is a whole world out there ready to receive what you have just discovered about yourself.
Now to those who you touch, they will receive something they have been longing for a long time.
Some will be so gracious for you touching their lives that they will want to bless you.
They will build up inside them a love that they too can hold in a mirror and the cycle of loving will go on and on.
To many that didn’t know God’s love, you are the love of God in the earth realm.
So let your love shine, you have the love light brightly shinning for all to see.
They will be many drawn to you, to receive this light.
It will be easy to share with them your love, because of the love for yourself and the love that created you.
All have the love they need to love them self and to love others as them self, it just lays dormant inside you.
In all cases it has been held back for some reason by a dark cloud that looms over your heart.
The dark clouds can be wipe away
John 13:34 ESV
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By practicing showing love towards others, it will move away the darkness and let your love light shine through.
The enemy of love uses many negative things in life to hold back the love inside you.
The issues of life and tragedies though are hard; love will make them all easier to deal with once you applied love to all of it.
By holding on to those things that held you captive, you will suffer the lack of love.
Even though they are sometimes daunting, they can be dealt with by opening the windows to your heart and letting love in.
We all need help now and then, let someone help you and that love shown towards you will wipe the dark clouds away.
Any way you see it, Love is the key to helping yourself and to help others.
So love yourself
Show love to others
Let your love light shine where ever you go.
Once given it always has a way of returning back to you a hundred fold return.
It’s what started this thing called life.
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