“Be imitators of God, and walk in love.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Often, we forget there are others who need to know God’s love. They need to be reminded they are valued by Him. Ephesians 5:12 speaks to the heart of those who understand what it means to walk in love and be imitators of the One who created us to love one another.
God has carefully placed a gift in our hearts. When we are led by His will, He creates desire for us to find purpose as we walk with Him. He prepares us to see others as He sees them. And, He provides the way to demonstrate the love of His faithfulness.
Jesus taught us to love one another. He set the example of how we are to live our lives with a heart of compassion and consider the needs of those around us. He shared love with those who were not loved by others and changed the lives of many who found strength through His mercy and grace.
How can we be imitators of God? We must first recognize He loves us, because God is love. He has given us a heart to glorify Him as we learn to show love to others. His love is meant to be SHARED. Only He can teach us how to tenderly embrace love in our lives, so we will learn how it feels to gratefully pass it on.
Dear God, Thank you for Your love. Teach us to love one another and become imitators of You, as we walk in Your will and share what has already been perfectly given to us. Amen