Everyone is searching for it. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your income bracket is, where you live, or how old you are, this is universal for all of us. Most of the time we never speak of it, but it is constantly gnawing at the heart of who we are. We’re just trying to fill a void of something that is missing in our life. So often we don’t know what it is, but we are looking to anything to take care of this need. It’s a constant and daily battle.

The one thing that is always vying for our attention is none other than love. We look to other people, things, and activities to make us feel better. We’re all in hopes that this next thing will be “the one” thing to bring it all together for us. It’s a constant guessing game to figure it all out. We live life grasping at straws to take care of this need. Maybe this will be it this time.

We must keep in mind that those that we come into contact with each day that don’t have a relationship with Christ are not going to look at things the way that we do. They are going to make choices and decisions that are opposite of us. We can’t expect them to react like we would. They don’t know what we know. They haven’t experienced the overwhelming and beautiful love of our Abba Father.

It’s our responsibility to share that love with everyone. We must make a conscious decision everyday that we are going to be a conduit of God’s love. As we allow Him to pour His love into us, then in turn we pour that love into others. We should live so full of His love that this is the natural response to every person and situation that we come into contact. Our souls and spirits are so saturated with this love, and overflow is going to be the byproduct.

May you live each day with open eyes and ears to those around you. Be paying attention to every person that comes across your path. So often, God is setting us up as a divine appointment with the ones that we encounter. Plant the seeds of His love. Don’t sow sparingly, but sow generously with this beautiful gift. His love changes others because it changed you. Be the love of Jesus to all of those in need – the wounded, the hurting, the discouraged, and the grieved. You, my friend, are nothing more than Jesus’ love in the flesh for them. Be the gift!

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