Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
True love is more than a feeling! Whether or not thinking about someone causes a warm sensation inside us is immaterial! Feelings are fickle—they can easily change when the other person does something unpleasant to hurt us!
Unconditional love, on the other hand, is a decision, and GOD has chosen to love us for who we are right now, without expecting anything in return. There are no strings attached and no fine print.
Our ABBA FATHER wants us to show others the same accepting and uplifting love that He has for us!
Actually, as we see in today’s verse, it’s a commandment given to us by YESHUA.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
GOD commands us to love Him and one another. Righteous behavior, including acts of service, encouraging words and prayer should come forth from our commitment to obey our almighty GOD! This will please Him, and at the same time, we will be sharing with others His precious love!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation