The heartbeat of life

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. — 1 John 4:12

A young man was once determined to win the affection of a beautiful lady who refused to even talk to him. He decided that the way to her heart was through the mail, so he began writing her love letters. He wrote a love letter every single day. Seven times a week, the young woman received a letter in the mail. When she didn’t respond after months, he increased his output to three notes every 24 hours.

In all, he wrote her more than seven hundred letters. And she wound up marrying the postman!

God created you for relationships. And there’s nothing sweeter or more encouraging than spending time with someone you love. And in Christ, that means everybody. Whether it’s with family, friends, people you’ve known for decades, or only just minutes – relationships are the heartbeat of life.

So seek out healthy, God-honoring relationships with others. They’re how the love of God in you is made complete.

Prayer Challenge

Thank God for building a relationship with you through Christ. And ask Him to help you strengthen the other relationships in your life.

Questions for thought

Who are some people in your life that you could visit with soon to encourage and build up in love?

Think about your family. Who needs to know that you love them today?