By Bobby Schuller, Hour of Power Pastor
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
-1 John 4:7-8
It is a shame that many Christians are guilt driven. We often beat ourselves up, hate ourselves, and then project that on other people through judgment.
That’s not at all that Jesus wants. In fact, the only people Jesus appears to condemn in scripture are the self-righteous people, the Pharisees. They’re the ones that really frustrate Jesus.
To have power in God’s goodness and grace means to be driven by his love and his favor. God really does love you, takes pleasure in you, and is putting in every effort to win your soul for his kingdom. He believes that, if only you would believe in him, all of history could be different.
God passionately loves you and cares for you. God believes you can be filled with his fullness and life. God sees the best in you. God believes you can do impossible things.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am so blessed to be empowered by your goodness and grace. May I always be driven by your love to do the impossible. Amen.
Reflection: What emotion most often drives your behavior? How would your life be different if you were only driven by love?