Daily Reflections

Filled with His Perfect Love

September 15, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Let us love one another, for love is from God. —1 John 4:7

When it comes to troubled relationships, God will never hold you accountable for the wrongs that someone else did to you. However, He does hold you responsible for how you responded. We cannot repent over the sins of others, but we can repent over our own sins. You may have to say, “Lord, I had to have it my way. I wasn’t kind. I didn’t suffer long. I didn’t bear all things, and that’s why this relationship has ended up the way it has.”

If we want to love with the love of Christ, then first of all we’ve got to be willing to agree with God about our lovelessness. Then we can receive His grace and go to the only source of true love—God Himself—and ask Him by faith to fill us with His love.

The love of Christ is the fruit of the Spirit; and when we’re filled with the Spirit of God, we will love. It won’t be our love; it will be God’s love flowing through us—His perfect, unfailing, never-ending love.

Make it Personal

Think of people in your life that are difficult to love, then ask God to let His love overflow from you onto them.