A dear friend, Pastor David Briggs recently preached a sermon entitled, “What has love got to do with it?” His answer was, “Everything!” It was profoundly true. The sermon encouraged me to keep examining all that I do for the Lord. Beyond that, I have revisited the question of what kind of person I am every day, regardless of who I am interacting with or what the circumstances seem to be. It has been motivating me to be more like Jesus. I still have my moments. I stumble like all of us do. Yet, there is something churning in me to try to get closer to the model of living the Lord has given us.
I have spent considerable time over the years thinking of a definition of God’s kind of love.” I would like to share with you what I have arrived at. Here it is.
“GOD’S KIND OF LOVE (authentic love) is my deliberate effort to bring someone else as much of God’s grace as possible, regardless of the cost to me!
Let me know what you think.