Love One Another (Day 9) – “What Is Love?” Challenge

daily-devotionals-jesus-loves-all   It’s Day 9 of the “What Is Love?” Challenge where for 29 days I’ll be sharing bible verses in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the True meaning of Love according to God’s Divine Plan.

On Day 8 we read a beautiful declaration of God’s Love for us and we spoke about our worth in his eyes. Today’s verse is another reminder to love each other,

John 13:34-35 English Standard Version (ESV)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Today’s reading emphasizes on loving others, this is a lesson we’ve had over and over through this challenge so far on Day 1, Day 4, Day 6 and Day 7… this goes to show just how important loving one another is…

The background story of today’s reading…it was almost time for Jesus to leave the world and return to his father…he already knew this but his disciples had no idea what was about to come….during his last supper with the disciples, he gave them a few words of advice…

IMO this was really his way of saying Goodbye…he wanted them to know what he wanted to happen in his absence…if they were to do anything or had learnt anything at all from him…this was the most important thing he wanted them to know….. He wanted us to love one another…


One symbolic thing he did during the supper was wash his disciples feet…he humbled himself and served them…and he was also about to do the biggest sacrifice ever done…all in the name of LOVE…he was about to pay the ultimate price for our sins by giving up his precious life…

He gave us a living example of what love should look like, love should be unconditional, love involves being humble, casting aside our pride and egos, love is sacrificial…as the Son of God, the disciples were the ones who were supposed to wash his feet, but he washed their feet to demonstrate that love requires serving others, it requires submission, humility, love demonstrates care to others, love requires obedience and love requires forgiveness. Jesus knew that one of the disciples was about to betray him which would lead to his crucifixion but he also trusted that this was part of God’s bigger plan and God was about to turn all that evil for our good…

Jesus demonstrated to us TRUE LOVE and he set an example for us as to what LOVE should look like.

And he says…as his followers, loving others, is our badge, when we love others the way he loved us, we demonstrate pure christ like love and this way we are living examples of what God embodies…LOVE.

Today let’s pray that God helps us to cast aside our pride and ego, to help us serve others in love, to help us submit, obey and humble ourselves before others in love and ask him to help us as his disciples be living examples of what it means to truly love as he loved us.

Stay Blessed,


You are worthy of LOVE ( Day 8 ) – “What Is love?” Challenge


It’s Day 8 of the “What is Love?” challenge, where for 29 days I will be sharing bible verses on love in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the TRUE meaning of Love.

We’ve completed week 1 of this challenge and for the upcoming weeks I’m trying to think of a new schedule, I won’t be able to do these posts everyday but I will try to get them out as often as I can.

On Day 7 we learnt that Perfect LOVE casts out FEAR and that Love & Fear can’t coexist, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God has shown us PERFECT LOVE and because of this we no longer have fear of Judgement or Punishment.

Today verses are a beautiful declaration of God’s Love for us,

Zephaniah 3:17-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
    he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
18 I will gather those of you who mourn for the festival,
    so that you will no longer suffer reproach.
19 Behold, at that time I will deal
    with all your oppressors.
And I will save the lame
    and gather the outcast,
and I will change their shame into praise
    and renown in all the earth.
20 At that time I will bring you in,
    at the time when I gather you together;
for I will make you renowned and praised
    among all the peoples of the earth,
when I restore your fortunes
    before your eyes,” says the Lord.

When I read these verses the first thing that came to mind is how God delights in us, we often forget that we are his beautiful creation and in his eyes…we are good and perfect.

This world constantly has a way of implying that we are not worthy of this, that or the other…

we are constantly reminded that we are not enough, because of either our race, our background, our socio-economic status, our career, the amount of money you have, your looks, your gender, your age etc


But you should never buy into this lie from the Devil…in God eyes you are PERFECT, UNIQUE, you have PURPOSE and a DESTINY! Each and every single one of us are precious in his eyes… he rejoices in us with his gladness…it says “he exults over you with loud singing” Imagine THAT!!! God the almighty is so pleased with you his creation that he sings for you, he rejoices in you!!!

And if you are in mourning he says he will make that you no longer suffer in disappointment and he promises that in his time he will deal with ALL your oppressors!!!
6ee48bccb61caf29db1f7d574e876c08If you’re going through something and you feel like you’re at the end of the rope, just know God says he is the God of the oppressed, he is the God of the Lame, he is the God of the outcast and the underdog!!! He is mighty to save, he will save you, he will turn your shame into PRAISE and make it known to all of the earth. He will make you known, praised and restore your fortune!!!


Today it has been placed in my heart to speak about suicide…I’m not sure if there is someone who is considering this, but I strongly feel like delivering this message…I’ve known a few people who have been victims of this tragedy…

I’m not quite sure what is going through the mind of a person contemplating this…all I know is they must be coming from a place of intense hurt, pain, despair and loss of hope…they must be feeling like there is nothing more to live for, they must be feeling like everyone has turned their back on them and nobody loves or cares for them and if that’s their truth… they feel like they might as well not even be here…

well beloved God loves you, he delights in you, he rejoices in you, please don’t buy the lies of the devil, the devil wants your destruction, he knows how precious you are in the eyes of the Lord…it truly is not worth it…you doing so will not serve anything, life will continue on and those who have caused you hurt and pain will continue living their life, they will move on…

don’t grieve the Holy Spirit, let God get you through the darkness, seek out his love and you will find it, seek out his peace and he will give it to you, just know as long as you’re still breathing and on the face of the earth, no matter what you go through, God loves you intensely, you are his greatest creation and he is mighty to save, he can and will get you through anything! Not only does God love you but just know there are people out there who care, who love you and who will be there for you…reach out!!! Stay strong and keep moving on!

I pray that all those who may be going through trials and tribulations may find the tremendous love, peace, hope, faith and strength in God.

I Love You & Stay Blessed,



Perfect Love casts out Fear ( Day 7 ) : “What Is Love?” Challenge


It’s Day 7 Of the “What Is Love?” challenge, where for 29 days I will be sharing a bible verse on love in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the true meaning of love according to God’s Divine plan.

Yesterday we learnt that God Is LOVE, his very essence is LOVE and he is the source of the LOVE that is within us, without him, there is NO LOVE and by expressing LOVE to others, his LOVE IS PERFECTED within us.

1 John 4:14-20 English Standard Version (ESV)

14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. 16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.

In today’s reading we learn that for God to abide in us and us in him we have to confess that Jesus is the Son of God. We do this so that we acknowledge and believe the Love that God has for us and that he demonstrated to us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Just like in yesterday’s reading we are reminded again that God is Love and to love means that we obey and accept God and he also accepts us. With this love we can have confidence on the day of judgement because we no longer have fear, love casts out fear. Fear has to do with punishment and if one has fear it means they haven’t been perfected in love, ….all our actions should bring us to a place of love and not fear of judgement or punishment…because God has already taken that away through love!


I love this, we are given a definition/characteristic of love that with PERFECT LOVE there is NO FEAR…at any moment in life when we feel fear we automatically know that there is no love or that the love that was once within us is gone, because fear and love can’t co-exist!!!

The only way we can love, is because he has shown us love, because he loved us first…

We also learn that it’s impossible to say we love God if we hate our “brother” because how can we love God whom we have never even seen yet hate our “brother”!!! Our love for God is demonstrated by the love we have and show for each other.

Today, let’s thank God for his perfect love, that he demonstrated to us through the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ and thank him that because of his love we no longer fear judgement or punishment, nor do we have fear. Let’s also ask God to grant us the grace to love and demonstrate our love to others and to cast out all hate that may be within our hearts and replace it with his Love. Amen

Stay Blessed,



God IS Love ( Day 6 ) : “What Is Love?” Challenge



It’s Day 6 of the “What is Love?” challenge, where for 29 days, I’ll be sharing a bible verse on Love in an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the TRUE meaning of LOVE, according to God’s divine plan.

Yesterday, we learnt about God’s steadfast Love and how his love sustains us through our sufferings and how he gives our trials PURPOSE!!!

Today we learn that God Is LOVE, his very essence is LOVE and he is the source of the LOVE that is within us, without him, there is NO LOVE and by expressing LOVE to others, his LOVE IS PERFECTED within us.

1 John 4:7-13English Standard Version (ESV)

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

The first thing we learn in today’s reading is:

LOVE Comes from God. He is the SOURCE of LOVE. God IS LOVE.

The indicator of a person who TRULY LOVES is that they must be born of God and know him!!! Because God IS the SOURCE of LOVE, without these two things you CAN NOT LOVE others!!! at least not the way God intends for us to LOVE!!! And if a person is not loving then it’s obvious they don’t know God because God IS Love…


Next we learn that God was made manifest among us through Jesus Christ and it’s not that he loves us because we LOVE him, but he LOVED us first, he demonstrated this by sending his one and only son as a sacrifice for our sins, so that we may live!

And if God loves us this much, we MUST love each other, no one has ever seen God but when we LOVE, we become vessels of his LOVE and he lives through us, others see him in us and his LOVE is perfected within us…and this is how we know that he lives within us and we live in him, it’s because we have his spirit of LOVE within us.

Today let’s pray and thank him for his unconditional LOVE, that he LOVED us and demonstrated his LOVE for US, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and atonement of our sins. Let’s thank him that his spirit of LOVE dwells within us and we can express it by loving others.  Let’s pray that he reveals himself through us as we LOVE other and that that more people may know him, so that more people will LOVE as he intended. Amen

Stay blessed,