Yesterday we talked about Love. We spent a fair amount of time talking about all the things that love is and what love isn’t. We talked about the things that love does and doesn’t do. You could say, there was a lot of love in the air.
However, the thing I think we all should do this week as we try to live out what we talked about is to start with love.
Can you imagine how different life would be if we started with love?
How often we start from a much different place. Sometimes we start from a place of hate. Other times from a place of distrust. And even other time from a place of indifference.
How would your life look this week if you started with love?
How would your relationships at home be different if you started with love? How would your life at work be different if you started with loving your boss and loving your co-workers. Yes, even that one. 🙂 How would your life look different this week if you loved that person that just ticked you off? How would you live this week if instead of retaliation for the wrong that’s been done to you, you just loved that person?
After, that’s where God started with us. He sent His son to save use because He loved us. He loved us first.
If that doesn’t blow you away, you may not fully understand just how messed up each and every one of us are. God loved you first. Even when you were the worst possible version of yourself. Even when you were making all the wrong choices and were with all the wrong people. God loved you first.
While we were sinners, Christ died for us. He didn’t just come to the world, but he died in our place. WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS!!! That ought to just pound your heart out.
God started with loving us. He didn’t require us to live up to certain expectations first. He started with love.
How would life look for you and the people in your life if you started with love? If you took away all the regulations and religion you’ve put on loving them…if you took away all the things they must do to earn your love…and you just loved them first.
Start with love.