Abide In God’s Love

John 15:9
I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we got born again. To walk in His love is a choice we make. The love of God is not a feeling, but a spiritual fruit that will change one’s feelings. Love is seen in what you do, not how you feel about someone. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but what I can give.

Galatians chapter 5 verses 22-23 tell us the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. This fruit is a part of every born again believer. It is the fruit of our new spirit man. A key to walking in the fruit of the spirit begins with love. When you walk in love you will walk in the remaining fruit of the spirit. You can’t walk in God’s love and not experience joy, peace, longsuffering, etc. The rest of the fruit are a result of love.

So to abide in love there are some things we must do. First act upon God’s love. Love requires us to treat others just as you want to be treated no matter how you feel. The love of God is not a feeling, but a fruit of the new you. Secondly God is love, and when we take time to fellowship with God He rubs off on us. Make the choice to act on God’s love instead of your feelings, and stay in close fellowship with God. You will experience a much better life by abiding in God’s love.

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