The Joy and Power of Love

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Today’s blog is very simple.

Why do you do what you do? What motivates you?

“Why?” is one of the most powerful questions there is. Why gets down to business, the root causes. What’s happening on the surface is never the full picture. “Why” is connected to motivation.

Motivation of the human heart are as many and various as the sands on the seashore. Security. Ignorance. Success. Laziness. Ambition. Mediocrity. Family ties. Loyalty. Ulterior Motives. Charitable motives. Self interest. Profitability. Pride. Ego. Arrogance. Desire. Loneliness. Materialism. Fun. Enjoyment. Addiction. Religion. Responsibility. Bondage. Debts. Past choices. Shame. Regret. Hope. Right. Wrong. Survival. Cause. Purpose. It goes on and on…

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There is one motivation that is the most powerful force of all. Life lived with this force has this sublime flow. There is this joy to interaction. A passion for the present, a hope for the future, and an appreciation for the past. Relationship is empowered. Momentum builds.

What is this amazing power available to us?

Love.

How much of what we do in our lives is motivated by love? How many interactions are empowered by love with the person we are locking eyes with? Love can even overpower a bad day. Love gives you the strength to carry on.

Jesus said, ”Love one another. By this people will know you are my disciples.”John 13:35

In fact this is so important, that if we do not have this empowering our lives, much of our work, striving, and good deeds, may indeed, account for nothing.

Paul, said it this way, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.  If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.”1 Corinthians 13:1-3

What if today, all day, you asked God for the grace for love to drive what you do no matter who you lock eyes with?

Written by Joshua Delp

Follower of Jesus, encourager, and seeker of Truth. Currently residing in Sydney Australia pursuing Pastoral Leadership as a student at Hillsong International Leadership College.

One thought on “The Joy and Power of Love

  1. Very timely post! Love is not how I would describe our country over the past few months. ”Love one another. By this people will know you are my disciples.” – John 13:35 – I’m going to do my part in this! Thanks for the post

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