EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
DATE: Thursday July 22nd, 2021.
TEXT: 1 John 4:7-8
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Key verse: 1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
What makes Heaven beautiful is not the properties in Heaven. It is not the buildings or mansions of Heaven. It is the love of God that is spread abroad in Heaven; it is the love of God that sinks into the very cells of the occupants of Heaven. They feel very happy, they are excited, they are happy. What makes a little child rejoice and start laughing as the mother throws him up when she plays with him? It is not the food in the feeding bottle, but the excitement of the love of the mother. As the mother plays with the child, the child is excited and he keeps laughing. There is joy in his heart because he is loved. What makes people very happy in the church is love. When they come to the church and they see smiles on the faces of the people towards them; they see love; they see good relationship from brethren, friends and those that love them. These make them want to go to church. They go to church because they will find lovers there. Everything is fine and the word they are going to hear is the word of love. Even if it is a hard word they still see love in it, so they are happy.
What makes the family a happy place is love. When there is love in the family, the people feel happy and they always want to go home to see their brother, or sister, or family members. It is the love shown by one to another. What makes us happy before God is His love. God loves because God is love. He is a bundle of love. The song says: I know He loves me better; whatsoever may be, I will follow Him. Each one of the billions of the people on earth can sing this song well because they see God loving them. Even the animals, the birds and the beasts of the field that don't really have sense still feel happy. You see birds jumping from one branch of the tree to another because there is excitement of love from their Creator. Key into this love and share it abroad too.
Thought for the day: Love is the greatest commandment.
Song for the day: Bind us together Lord, bind us together in love that cannot….
Bible reading for the day: Psalm 36-37; Acts 23:1-11
PASTOR PAUL RIKA