Filling Up on His Love: Romans 5:8
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Before I became a Christian, when I was still a sinner, rejecting Him, Christ had already died for me.
“Thanks a bunch for your love, God. But I’m pretty awesome and easy to love, so no biggie, right?”
Wow. How does He love me like that?
We can let go of rejection. Even love our rejectors. Because we belong! We are welcomed and accepted and cherished.
And as much as I would like to just wrap myself in that acceptance and leave those who reject me out in the cold… I’m reminded of how it feels.
How it feels to be pushed out and unwanted. So I ask God to help me. Strengthen me so I’m never a rejector of anyone, even of those who reject me.
Today’s Challenge… Memorize, Meditate, and “Put on Love”
It may help to do something physical when dealing with painful rejection. Actually taking off an article of clothing that symbolizes the rejection and pain of the past. Putting on something else that symbolizes God’s acceptance and power fortifying you to love others, even those who have hurt you.