The Bible teaches us that the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. That simply means that when the Lord, in the form of the Holy Spirit, comes to dwell in our heart because of our faith in His son Jesus Christ, He brings love with Him, because God is love (see 1 john 4:8).
We all need to ask ourselves what we’re doing with the love of God that has been freely given to us. Are we rejecting it because we don’t think we’re valuable enough to be loved? Do we believe God is like other people who have rejected and hurt us? Or are we receiving His love by faith, believing that He is greater than our failures and weaknesses? What kind of relationship do you have with God, with yourself, and ultimately, with those around you?
For a long time, it never occurred to me that I even had a relationship with myself. It was just something I never thought of until God began teaching me in these areas. I now realize that I spend more time with myself than with anyone else, so it is vital that I get along well with me.
You are one person you never get away from. We all know how agonizing it is to work day after day with someone we don’t get along with, but at least we don’t have to take that person home with us at night. But we are with ourselves all the time, day and night. We never have one minute away from ourselves, not even a second—therefore, it’s incredibly important that we learn to have peace with ourselves. And one big way we can do that is by receiving the love the Holy Spirit has given us for ourselves.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for pouring Your love into my heart through the Holy Spirit. Please help me to learn to get along better with myself today, and to be more intentional about receiving Your peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.