O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.        John 17:25-26

You do not “organize” the kingdom of God, you “agonize” the kingdom of God. You cannot be close to God without being affected by His love. The heavenly Father loved His Son with an eternal love. Everything in the heart and life of the Father was released to His Son. As the Father expressed His love for a broken and sinful world, this passion was manifested through the life of His Son. The Father initiated His plan to save mankind, and out of a heart of devotion, the Son accepted the assignment that took Him to the cross.

As Jesus walked among people, the Father’s love filled His Son. Jesus recognized that no ordinary love could motivate Him to go to the cross. No human love could keep Him perfectly obedient to His Father throughout His life. Only His Father’s love was powerful enough to compel Him to commit His life to the saving purpose of His Father.

Jesus prayed that God would place this same love in His disciples. He knew that no other motivation would be sufficient for the assignments God had for them. God’s answer was to place His Son in them. It is impossible for a Christian to be filled with this measure of love and not to be on mission with God.

You will be incapable of ministering to everyone God sends you unless you have His love. You cannot forgive others or go the extra mile with others or sacrifice for others unless you have first been filled with the boundless love of God. Seek to know the Father and His immeasurable love, then allow His Son to love others through you!

  1. January 22

    I want to thank you again for your devotions which I read each day and often forward to others.

  2. God’s Love constrain us…Oh His Love….Hallelujah!!

  3. January 22

    Thank you for the word of God Devotion.

  4. January 22

    I Love You Lord Jesus with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength…

    I am in You and You are in me…

    Thank You Holy Jesus…

  5. January 22

    “Thr Son accepted the assignment that took Him to the cross.”

  6. January 22

    I’vebeen reading this devotional for over 5 yrs .and I cannot read any other because every year I read it I get new revelation.

  7. January 23

    Realmente he entendido, que no puedo trabajar con Dios en su mision redentora de Cristo hacia los demas, sino tengo la medida de su amor conmigo para poder actuar segun la voluntad del padre en cada dificil situacion que presente.

  8. January 23

    Thank you for this devotion. Thank You Lord on how You speak to me thru Your words.
    Dear God, help me to always feel Your Love. Your Love taught me yo love others also and forgive also. Thank You? Your Name be glorified!

  9. January 23

    Amen

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