As I have desired for more faith – triumphant faith – over the last year, I am amazed to see that faith leads to sincere love. A sincere love for one another.
1 Peter 1:21-22 explains it this way,
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.
Our faith and hope are in God through Jesus. Jesus manifests Himself to us to point us to the Father.
We have faith in Him and we are purified by obeying the truth. Purification comes by obedience to the truth.
Then Peter, inspired by the Holy Spirit says,
“so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
What a powerful word for our marriages.
We can love our husbands deeply, from the heart.
Sometimes we don’t feel like we can love our spouse deeply.
Circumstances, past hurts, doubts, lies, unfaithfulness, and unselfishness makes us “lose that loving feeling.”
Our feelings cannot always be trusted, ladies! In fact, we need to turn our emotions over to the Lord so the truth and clarity of His word will illuminate the reality we have in Christ.
We need to step out of the dust of the earth to see that we have been born again to the imperishable, through the living, enduring word of God.
We need to move the knowledge of our head to the depths of our heart. For in the depths of the heart, we will be able to draw deep sincere love for our husbands (and all our other relationships).
I am desiring to move deeper in love each day by the power of God, with triumphant faith in Jesus. Would you like to join me?
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