“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7 NIV – http://bible.com/111/1jn.4.7.niv
Listened to a ted talk this morning about what does it mean to have a happy life ?
It is really all about relationships. Apparently it affects our cognitive functions as well and lifespan.
It really resonates with the following scripture
““As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. This is my command: Love each other.” – John 15:9-14, 16-17 NIV – http://bible.com/111/jhn.15.9-14,16-17.niv
Jesus calls us to remain in His love. How do we do that ?
That is if we keep His commands. Simple hey ?.
So sometimes we wonder why we are not that joyful ? Jesus wants us to have complete joy, how awesome is that.
Do we look for joy in the wrong place ? ?
The greatest love there is to lay down ur live for someone.
I watched Divergent the movie last night and that is what her parents did for her to live. Dont we do that for our kids ?
The questions is why did Jesus lay down His life for us ?
For us to have a relationship with Him that will last for eternity. ❤️
Do we care enough to have the same love towards our neighbour, friends and family ?