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“The full account of the movements of love in our lives.”

A thought by Dallas Willard (2014-02-01) from his book, Renovation of the Heart: PuttingOn the Character of Christ (p. 132). NavPress. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

Here is how Dallas sees these movements, “We are loved by God who is love, and in turn we love him, and others through him, who in turn love us through him. Thus is love made perfect or complete.  And ‘perfect love casts out fear’ (1 John 4: 18).”

But we don’t start at the right place and of course don’t finish at the right place.  Now we are loved by God no matter whether we believe it or not.  He shows that love to us in so many ways.  He has given us life, and beauty and the opportunity to love and be loved but because we haven’t in turn loved him then we in turn don’t really love others who in turn really love us through him.  So our love is not made perfect of complete so we live in fear.

Such as awesome opportunity we have because he love us.  Just accept that love and in turn start the movements of love in your life.

Why not accept the fact that he loves you by you loving him and others and then allowing others to really love you.  Let the love movement begin today in you.  Just reach out to him and his love.


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