This New Kind of Love: Chapters 21 & 22

Everything we are, everything we need, and all we hope to be is wrapped up in this new love commandment. It is something that is so a part of us that it shines through us daily. The transformation begins in us and then begins to shine through us.

This life is Heaven’s light. It is letting Jesus loose in us. It is translating the Jesus-life into daily life. It is Jesus set free in us! p. 77

How do you know if this transformation has happened in your life? By listening to what is coming out of your mouth.

Live a cheerful life, without complaining or division among yourselves. For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture.
— Phil 2:14-15 TPT

If you are born again, then God lives inside of you and therefore you have the ability to walk in love. It is a love nature that has been imparted to you. This love walk governs the new kingdom we are now a part of. You can pray, read the Bible, and confess all day but if you are not walking in love it will all be powerless.

I Corinthians 13 describes how this new Kingdom operates —

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
— 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

So again, I want to encourage you to practice, practice, practice! Your life depends on it literally.


Pastor Lisa