πŸ§πŸ½πŸ§πŸΌβ€β™€οΈOUR CAPACITY TO LOVE Β πŸ’ͺ🏽❀️

In the spirit of love and Valentine’s day which we just celebrated. πŸ₯°

Personally, I would say that there is no better way to celebrate this season of love than to recognize our source who is Love to us. 

Capacity - Love

And who is that source and being, Love?

He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

1 John 4:8 AMPC

God is Love and that Love was put into action by Him giving up himself. By taking up the form of flesh (Jesus) to die and bear all of our sins and judgement. Hence He suffered all that we would have suffered. Because according to law, it was the repercussion of anyone who sinned to pay for it. But here, Jesus bore it all hence living us as free men. Whom He calls His own – sons and daughters.

Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. [Matt. 8:17.] But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

Isaiah 53:4-5 AMPC

Here He bore it all for us. And that is why we are “without condemnation henceforth” (Romans 8:1). Glory!

We Love because of Love

Today in church, I kept staring at the cross design that was put up. And I kept looking at it, maybe at first because of the colours but it kept making more sense to me from the designer’s concept. That the cross oozes out love and it can go round and it is beautiful. 

And I smiled knowing that Abba’s love – which the cross in the design represented, is just that and even more. It continues to ooze out to us. It just never stops. That moment when you think it is completing its circle and ending, it comes up in your face all pronounced that “nay, I am not done with loving you just yet, I still have more for you”.

The cross and Love

So while we all celebrated Valentine’s day. It is just never complete without acknowledging the source of love and it is in Him we can love at most. 

I will leave us with this verse. I love it so much. 

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

Ephesians 3:19 AMPC

May you and me come to the full realization of His depth of love towards us. For me, it’s ever new and it blows my mind away. I literarily tear up reminiscing about it. God is love and we are empowered to love, because we are connected to Him. 

Blessings. πŸ™πŸ»

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. Perth Girl says:

    God is love. His presence within us should indeed empower us to love. A love that is like none other and which is sacrificial.
    A beautiful reminder Mercy.
    Blessings to you πŸ’™

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    1. Yes, ma’am. πŸ“Œ
      His love is indeed different. πŸ’ƒ
      Smiles. Amen and to you too. β€πŸ€—
      Do have a blessed day. πŸ™

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  2. BeDEBORAH says:

    Amen. We can love because He loved us first. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes!. He in us empowers us to do likewise. πŸ’―
      Glad to share. πŸ€—
      Do have a pleasant day ahead. πŸ™

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  3. Dawn says:

    The love of Jesus is amazing! It blows my mind too little sister. We are His vessels and we have the privilege to help bring His love to this world. We are blessed! πŸ’•

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    1. Yes!. It is so amazing. πŸ’―
      Absolutely. We function as vessels. πŸ“Œ
      Oh yes!. πŸ’ƒ
      So glad we are partners with Jesus. ❀

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  4. vgeorg says:

    Glory to Jesus Christ! Your words are fruits of faith πŸ’•Amen!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. πŸ™ŒπŸ™‚
      Thank you for your kind words. 😊
      Do have an amazing day ahead. πŸ€—

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  5. Indeed, God’s love is so great and so rich.β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Yes!. It will always supersede our thoughts and hearsays. πŸ’―πŸ’ƒ
      Blessings to you and yours. πŸ€—

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  6. Amen! He is love, and I’m so blessed by His love and what He has done for me.
    Amen! Amen! Lots of love to you too 😊❀️

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    1. Smiles. πŸ€—
      He is and so good towards us. 😍
      Aww. Hugs, ma’am. ❀
      Do have a pleasant day ahead.

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  7. Israel says:

    Amen..
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad to, bro. 😊
      Wishing you a blessed and fulfilling day. πŸ™πŸ€—

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  8. Great post! God demonstrated His love for us by giving His only son for the remission of our sins. I believe love is reciprocal. We can demonstrate our love for Him by obeying His commandments (John.14:21).

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    1. Thank you, bro. πŸ€—
      Yes He did. πŸ’―
      True!. Love should be given back. πŸ“Œ
      Thanks for your comment. Blessings. πŸ€—

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  9. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful reminder that there is no other love like the love of God!
    That’s such a great picture of you! You’re so pretty!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Smiles. Glad to share. πŸ€—
      Aww. Thank you so much for the compliment, ma’am. ❀
      Do have a blessed day. πŸ™

      Liked by 1 person

  10. AnuRijo says:

    Yes , God is love ❀️ a perfect reminder on Valentine’s Day..

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Yes. πŸ™ŒπŸ’―
      Smiles. Glad to share. 😊
      Do have a blessed day ahead, ma’am. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  11. jesusluvsall says:

    Love your picture little sister. You have a beautiful smile.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for the compliment, big bro. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
      Praying for a calm and restful day for you. πŸ™

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jesusluvsall says:

        Thank you for praying πŸ™

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  12. Kally says:

    This is so good! I needed this post today. Thank you, Herry.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww. So glad to know you read it when you needed it. Bless God. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      You are welcome, Kally. ❀

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  13. Tangie says:

    Great post and on point with the source of love being GOD. What an awesome GOD we serve and worshipped. Beautiful photo. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. Thank you, Tangie. 😊
      Yes He is. πŸ™Œ
      Thanks you for the complement. ❀
      Blessings. πŸ™

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  14. PoojaG says:

    Really wonderful post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smiles. Thank you, Pooja.
      Happy Sunday. ❀

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      1. PoojaG says:

        Happy Sunday!

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  15. God is love and we are empowered to love, because we are connected to Him. Ujue!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes! πŸ’―
      We learn how to love through Him. 😊
      Do have a blessed day ahead. πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Ruelha says:

    Lovely post Mercy. We love because He first loved us.
    Love and more love,
    Rue

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, Ruelha. ❀
      Yes!
      Smiles. All received. Hugs right back, sis. πŸ€—πŸ˜

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  17. God is love and because we are an extension of Him, we are love too!
    The picture kooks so calming Sis!
    πŸ™

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, sis. πŸ’―
      Smiles. Thanks for the compliments. ❀
      Wishing you a great day. πŸ€—

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