“…God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5 ESV)
Upset with my beloved over a misunderstanding, I took my thoughts and feelings to the Lord. The conversation went something like this:
God, do you see how he lied to me? You see how he is? I can’t deal with a man who lies to me! How can even You expect me to live like that?
I love your husband.
Love for him fills my heart, and My love has been shed abroad in your heart. Therefore, your heart is full of love for him.
Stir it up.
This was life-changing news. God loves everyone, so I do too. It’s there already. He has filled my heart with His indescribable love. How can my heart hold such wonder?
I have to rethink what I believe about myself. I can no longer justify old thoughts and behaviors. I neither lack love (God loves me), nor do I lack the ability to love (God’s love is poured out in my heart). Such love reproduces love.
God’s love in me is an inexhaustible supply that I can stir and pour out to others at any moment. He has prepared me; I am set up for success!
By the way, the last words the Lord said to me in that conversation were:
Now, go be nice to your husband.
I love this life.
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