“This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.” (II John 1: 6, Holman Christian Standard Bible)
We were made to love. We were designed at the start to be the very evidence of God’s presence. God is Love. So our nature and our purpose is that of Love. Our individual expression of this spiritual affection may be unique and take on different forms in the day to day human experience, but it must still be Love’s presence walking this earth.
When we disassociate from divine Love or deny its presence in us or towards us, we essentially go against our true nature. We have forgotten who we are and Who God is. We have allowed something less than Love to guide us, to fill us up, to motivate us. When we aren’t walking in Love, we aren’t really getting anywhere we need to go. We may be physically moving or advancing according to some human measure of success, but we are not gaining the true riches of Life; we are not becoming acquainted with our own real value and beauty.
The original command at our very origin was to be like God. We were created as the image of the Life that is Love. Own up. Be who you are. Don’t forget the Truth that was written within you at the start. Walk in Love. Be Love.
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