This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. -1 John 4:18 NIV
I love how the NIV clearly states this. How is love made complete, COLON: In this world we are like JESUS! Jesus walked in our shoes, so we can walk in HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Jesus tells us He is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE. Jesus tells us; whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do. AND it is written; To LIVE IS CHRIST to die is gain. Is it you, or Jesus who lives in you, and through you? Daily we are called to pick up our cross and FOLLOW JESUS’ example:To love so much, that you’re willing to do something about it!
Leader, what is the best way to get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice! 1 John 3:7; Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Christ is righteous. We must remember the GROUND RULES; it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment. (Heb 9:27) If you are IN CHRIST; that means IN-LOVE with Christ, IN-Fellowship with Christ, IN-ONE-MIND with Christ! Then your judgement is reward; For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive his due for the things done in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Cor 5:10)
Conduit, it is clear- Christ is our example- and the more we can do what HE DID, the more pleased Jesus is and the more glory to God the Father! Today, BE CHRIST-like and SEE a NEED, MEET that NEED! For God loved the world SO MUCH that He did something about it! (John 3:16) AND… He made you to be HIS HANDS AND FEET and HEART! Today, ACT ‘AS IF’! Love is a VERB, JESUS is Love! Be the Verb that people experience Jesus via! I John 3:17 states this principle clearly! Whoever has worldly possessions and sees his brother who has a need and withholds his compassion from him, how is the love of God in him? Many say they would die for Jesus. God is looking for Faithful Followers who are willing to LIVE for Jesus by loving, LIKE JESUS….till it hurts! By this we know [and have come to understand the depth and essence of His precious] love: that He [willingly] laid down His life for us [because He loved us]. And we ought to lay down our lives for the believers. ( 1 John 3:16 AMP)