1 John 4:13

Transforming brokenness to joy

1 John 4:13
“This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.”

He has given us his spirit. How intense is that? A God of pure love, who came and sacrificed himself for us so that we might live, left us not only his wisdom and direction in written word, but then sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in us and change us from the inside, to change our heart, if we choose to invite Him in.

What kind of radical transformation can take place when we invite Him in?

It takes a wretch like me abd transforms me into something that loves. Love. God is love. We rely on, abd are transformed by, the love God has for us. There is no fear in love because prefect love drives out fear. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. Being made complete so we can be confident on the day of judgement. (verses 16-18 paraphrased and all jumbled up)

Love is the way of God. Perfect, whole, complete, total, unlimited. That is love. That is how we are called to live. Anything short of that and we’re not in alignment with God’s will. We are called by the God who is perfect love to love as He loves us.

The Holy Spirit will guide us from where we are to where God wants us. Imagine prefect love dwelling in us, changing us,molding us, bringing us in alignment with His will. Loving us from the inside. Transforming our brokenness, bitterness, sorrow to understanding, compassion, peace, joy, love.

Embrace change. Embrace the Holy Spirit. Embrace His spirit.

In His Name,
Micah 6:8
Matthew 25:31-46

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