Everything in me wanted to immediately reply. “Love is enough! Love can conquer anything!”
But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that love is not enough. God is enough. Our love is not enough to satisfy the deep cry planted in every person’s heart, the longing for purpose and reason for being. Only a relationship with the living God can fulfill that deep need. Our love can help a person find that experience, but our love is not enough. God is.
If you’re trying to love someone into God’s kingdom and you’ve grown frustrated at the lack of results or response – reconsider your approach and pray.
Pray them into the fulness of God. Pray them into the power and saving grace that comes from his hand. Your love will be a very necessary and critical element of their journey, but their saving will take supernatural intervention. As Jesus explained to Nicodemus in their late-night conversation about spiritual birth, “‘Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.’” (John 3:6 NLT)
Your mom or dad or brother or sister will never be able to grasp the things of God’s Spirit until their spiritual eyes are open. So before you head to your next holiday family gathering, pray for your loved ones:
God has called you to be his ambassador in this earth, but that doesn’t mean that your love will save the lost. Your love is important, but God is enough.
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What’s your dream? I pray you will be inspired and encouraged to pursue all God has for you. Now, more than ever, we need people of faith to go, do and become the light for the world.