Your Word for This Day: “Love Your Neighbour”

Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 30-31

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The facets of our health – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual are interdependent. We can not neglect certain aspects of who we are and expect our lives to flourish.

For example, if we are physically unfit, then we cannot do justice to the anointing on our lives.  We would be too weak and lack the endurance and the stamina needed to pray long, preach, counseling, or work in our given areas of gifting.

If we are emotional unfit, we may be guilty of doing things from a position of hurt and pain.  We would be quick to judge others and always believe that somebody is out to get us.

Mental Fitness is also very important for our spiritual well-being.  For “as a man thinks in his heart so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). If we are mentally depraved, then we know that our thinking is corrupted.

We must pay attention to and invest in every facet of our being – and this includes relational health.

Relational health is the way we relate to each other.  If we have challenges relating to each other then we would most definitely have challenges relating to God.

The word of God is clear:  We must love God with our entire beings and love our neighbours as we love ourselves. 

God has given us so much love so that we can share it with others. And we bring Him glory when we do. Relationships are important to God and we must do our best to invest in healthy relationships.

Here are few questions to ponder today: How are my relationships doing? Am I sharing God’s love with others? In which ways can I improve?

To your relational health!

Blessings 🙂

One thought on “Your Word for This Day: “Love Your Neighbour”

  1. Reblogged this on Using God's Word in Everyday Life and commented:
    Love for others begin with loving ourselves. If we don’t love ourselves then it is impossible for us to love. Loving ourselves begins when we first love God. Why should we love Him? We love Him because He first loved us, even when we didn’t love Him. Such love for undeserving people such as us should make us realize that we are special in God’s sight and that should compel us to love Him back. This produces a healthy love in ourselves, which in turn allows us to love others also.

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