The big thing that makes life work is love. Everything works as it should when founded in love; our faith, our hope, our relationships, even the plans for our lives. Primarily because focusing on love affects how we think, act, what we plan, how we see ourselves and others – everything!
The question is “what are we focused on”? God teaches us that, “our eye is the lamp of our body. When our eyes are healthy, our whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, our body also is full of darkness”. (Luke 11:34)
The light of the body is the eye. The eye is the point of vision. When our vision is focused we will fulfil and walk in our purpose. When our eye is good, our whole body is full of light. But when our eye is focused on the mistakes, hurts or unhealthy negative things, then our body and thoughts fill up with darkness instead of goodness, love, hope and light.
God wants love to be our focus.
If we focus on cultivating love it makes our faith work. When faith is at work nothing is impossible! Mountains of doubt, fear, and disappointment disappear as our faith, fueled by knowing we are loved overcomes and moves obstacles out of our way.
Love causes compassion to rise up in our hearts to care about others. To cast aside fear, doubt and negativity about ourselves and other people so that our hearts become engaged!
Love activates our faith to start believing, to start reaching out to love in action.
I love the account of Jesus feeding the 5000, in Matthew 14:13-21. Jesus exhibits a faith that is motivated by a genuine love and concern for people. In Jesus feeding the 5000 we see that love was the motivation behind the miracle as He had compassion for them.
Read through the Gospels. (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the Bible). You’ll soon discover that Jesus was always motivated by Love. He is love. Love compels Him. Love compelled Him to go to the Cross. Love still compels Him to reach out to each one of us.
The best that God wants for us is found in Love! Let’s put our energy and focus into seeking after and loving God – the source of love, with everything we have, and receiving His love for us so that it can flow over to those all around us.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your love for me. I ask for your love to cover me, to flow through me and to fill my heart with compassion for whomever you lead me to today. In Jesus Name. Amen.