………………………………………“The Lord . . . is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish . . .” (2 Peter 3:9). I should look within and remember how wonderfully He has dealt with me. The knowledge that God has loved me beyond all limits will compel me to go into the world to love others in the same way. I may get irritated because I have to live with an unusually difficult person. But just think how disagreeable I have been with God! Am I prepared to be identified so closely with the Lord Jesus that His life and His sweetness will be continually poured out through me? Neither natural love nor God’s divine love will remain and grow in me unless it is nurtured. Love is spontaneous, but it has to be maintained through discipline. Oswald Chambers
John 15:12 This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
Romans 2:4 – “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and long suffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?”
I have been silent for a while, but not because I have been in a bad place. I have been given stuff just for me. This morning I woke to hear “YES” Lord! I was excited to get out of bed. Sometimes I just have to be reminded. The other thing was this mornings devotion. It really struck me. The last couple of weeks at night I have been prayer walking out in my driveway. Every night one of the things I do is repent. Sometimes I repent for sin I have committed that I don’t even remember, I just want to have a clean slate when I go to bed. I have been sleeping very well.
The last thing I want to say Is “I want to love people the same way He loves me and I find that difficult many times” I am working on that.
Peace today for you.