Love Quotient

“…Let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God.” [I John 4:11 Message]

The late Jack Frost, in his healing ministry to the world, said, “We are made to receive love and to give it away.” The degree of healthy flow of that love from Father God, and then out to others, is an indicator of our love quotient. 

“…Love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry…. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life–fear of death, fear of judgment–is one not yet fully formed in love.” [4:17-18]

Being recipients of God’s love enables us to pour out into the lives of others to the measure of agape love that we have received from Him. The word ‘love’ is often over-used, misused, or misunderstood. Yet, agape love never brings confusion. It stands the test of time. It stands the frequent test of challenging relationships with people.

In the 3rd chapter of I John, we read: “…Let’s not talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there’s something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.” [3:18-20]

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