Divine love, like a reflected sunbeam, shines down before it radiates out. Unless our hearts are conditioned by the Holy Spirit to receive and reflect the warmth of God’s compassion, we cannot love our fellowmen as we ought.~Billy Graham
What a great quote!
I have been thinking lately a lot about loving others well. Especially those that are unlovely towards you or reject you unfairly.
Sometimes it can be oh so very hard and then I saw this:
On our own we can never love well.
It takes the Holy Spirit conditioning our hearts to enable us to reflect Divine Love.
Sometimes we may be limiting friendships in our life by choosing to only reach out to people with the personality traits you feel comfortable with or that you like best or those easiest to love.
You could be rejecting a possible Divine Connection by saying “I would never associate or like someone like that” “or they do that, have done that” “I don’t like this or that about …”
We need to stop pre-judging and writing someone off by what you perceive them to be like or by making assumptions by what they wore, said, or did.
Ask God to help you see what He sees in someone, and to help you love others well.
Judging is not loving!
Try it next time you are struggling to love someone well.
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
“Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters.” ~ 1 John 4:21 NLT
Do not judge and criticize and condemn others, so that you may not be judged and criticized and condemned yourselves.
For just as you judge and criticize and condemn others, you will be judged and criticized andcondemned, and in accordance with the measure you [use to] deal out to others, it will be dealt out again to you. ~Matthew 7:1-2 AMPC
My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other. No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us—perfect love! ~1John 4:11-12