“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1
February is a great month to talk about love. Of course, we have to include romantic love, but there are tons of other aspects to consider. Today though we’re going to focus on 2 things, God’s love and our theme for this month: heart.
Love that is abundant, love that is true, is love that comes from your heart. You can’t fake real love, nor can you really enjoy or live your life without being true to your heart. Living without heart, you’ll just end up lonely, cold and miserable, doing tasks just to get by, playing nice with other people, and going through each day like a robot.
So what is heart? Heart is love, kindness, grace, passion, purpose and hope. Heart feels the pain of betrayal and sin, but doesn’t give up on the possibility that love can conquer all.
There’s no better example of heart than God. He can teach us a thing or two when it comes to being generous and loving even in our darkest moments. God knows that we’re not perfect people, that sometimes we screw up, and sometimes we even do things because we get dared to. And yet He still chooses to call us his children. Children are sometimes called bundles of joy, and that’s what they’re supposed to be. They represent our future, and we should be excited to help them achieve their fullest potential, just like God is about us.
This month, I encourage you to not think about the others in your life that are asking for your love, but rather live from your heart.