Divine Flow

The very first step in having the power of God flow through you to other people is to acknowledge the power and good things that are inside of us through Christ.

Philemon 6 says, “That the sharing of your faith may become effective, by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.” When we begin to tell others the good things God has done in our lives, some people will be helped.

1 John 4:7 says, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” Anytime we feel love flow out of us toward another person, that’s God flowing out of us toward them.

To help fully understand this, we have to be able to determine which of the four kinds of love there are. The highest form of love is “agape” love. This is the God kind of love and is supernatural. We need to recognize the difference between attraction, or desire towards somebody. A lot of Christians don’t know the difference and it puts them in difficult situations when trying to help someone of the opposite sex.

When that divine flow comes out of us toward another, it is not self-serving. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, gives the qualifications of God’s kind of love. It’s not envious, selfish, self-serving, easily provoked, etc. We all need to analyze what we call love and make sure it’s really God’s love. We don’t love a person because of what the person can do for us. (But I will tell you this, it is a whole lot easier to love someone that is kind to me and to others.)

When we are trying to help someone and we feel the flow start, always speak words of encouragement and if you can help them in any way, do so.

God is love, and when we love on other people, it’s Him loving other people through us. The way the power of God flowed through Jesus was through compassion and love. This compassion is not just an emotion, it will compel you to do something for another.

When Jesus was dying on the cross and said, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34) He asked God to forgive the very ones who were crucifying Him, yet He had compassion on them. He made the choice to forgive. He did it and released it toward other people who didn’t deserve it. God will release compassion from inside us toward others.

It doesn’t have to be profound or necessarily some great word. God is love, and whenever we discern that love flowing through us, it’s the divine flow. Sometimes the person might just need to be told that, “God loves you.” We can always be a blessing to someone, if we’re paying attention. God will use us to reach others for His glory.

 

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One comment on “Divine Flow

  1. Tim McGee says:

    Wise and practical teaching. Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

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