Will You Complete The Cycle?

May 26, 2022

“But whoever keeps his word, truly in him the love of God is made complete.”

1 John 2:5a

Written by Oksana Viyuk from the Harpeth Heights Campus

So Many Words

It is believed that the average person uses 7,000 words a day, either by mouth or text, or another form of writing. It is also believed the average person sees or reads just as many words a day. Throughout the whole world, words are everywhere. They are being spoken, read, thought about, described, repeated, texted, emailed, and typed, in thousands of different languages, among billions of people.

The One with Meaning

In all the words spoken and seen, only one word has true power to move and to change your life. The Word of God completes the cycle of God’s love for us by reaching out through all the noise and enabling us to hear what He has said to each of us individually. We know that we are His because we hear His voice among all the other voices. We follow His words above all the other voices that tell us we are hated, we are despised, we are unlovable, and we are unforgiven. His words speak a better name above all the others we hear or see daily. His words tell us we are loved, we are known, and we are forgiven. If we hear those words today then we will know that we are in Him, and His love is in us.

“Love”

No one will be able to comprehend the love of the Father if they don’t follow His ways because encountering Him goes hand in hand with following truth. We don’t obey Christ so that He will love us…we obey Him because He loved us first! The Passion translation of this verse says, “We can be sure that we’ve truly come to live in intimacy with God, not just by saying, ‘I am intimate with God,’ but by walking in the footsteps of Jesus.”

What Now?

As you read the Word, the love of the Father will be perfected in you. As you encounter the Father’s love, you will then desire to follow all of His ways by the power of the Spirit, which will lead you to live in intimacy with Him. Wow, He’s so good!

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