<strong>Chapter 15 – Walk in Love</strong>
“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.” 1 John 3:14
Real spiritual reinvention will bring us to love people past our personal comfort zone. Many times when we make plans to go on “spiritual” sabbaticals, through our self improvement phases, or our personal “betterment camps” we usually have goals of what we want to achieve and lists of things that we want to do for ourselves. But true reinvention is really about becoming what God wants us to be. Doing more for others, extending ourselves for people and walking in love might not be on our personal list. But you can be assured that they are on God’s list for us! The phrase “walk in love” expresses the essence of our relationship with God and mankind.
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
Our godly transformation is not complete until we love God so much that the love spills over onto souls through our care, compassion and service.
Paul says: “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Walking in the love of the Almighty God is vital for the Kingdom, but also for our personal spiritual growth and development. In fact, you cannot be a spiritually mature individual without loving God with all of your heart and without loving other people as you love yourself. The Lord Jesus Christ said that those are two of the greatest commandments in the entire Bible!