Daily Devo

I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.

— John 13:34 (AMPC)
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Real Love

From the book Power Thoughts Devo - by Joyce Meyer

Some people think of love as a sensation—a wonderful feeling of excitement or gushy emotions that make us feel warm and cozy all over. While love certainly has its wonderful feelings and powerful emotions, it's so much more than that.

Real love is a decision concerning the way we behave in our relationships with other people. Real love meets needs even when sacrifice is required in order to do so. The Bible makes this point in 1 John 3:18 AMPC: Let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). Clearly, love moves us to take action—not just to theorize or talk. If we want to be like Jesus, we need to love others with the same kind of gracious, forgiving, generous, unconditional love He extends to us.

Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for loving me and for giving me the ability to love others. Let Your love flow through me today in ways that will be a blessing to the people around me, amen.

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