Marysa Bonnema lives in Montreal, Quebec and has graduated from School of Ministry’s Heart and Advance Modules. She...
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matthew 22:39 NIV)
As God’s child, you were made with love, not simply out of obligation. God Himself fearfully and wonderfully made you with the desire to know your heart. We were made for love, and to be loved.
A powerful God, the maker of heaven and earth, decided to call you His own. Therefore, if we desire to love our neighbor as we have been commanded to, then we first must be willing to receive from His heart. To live from the overflow of my heart is what I desire. To lay upon the chest of my Father and listen to what His heart is saying. His heart beats with extravagant love, a love that is unfailing.
We were made unique in His heart, and each of us reflects a different aspect of who God is and His love here on earth. You are an expression of what God wanted, and in your uniqueness you reflect a different aspect of His love to His children. Who you are, including what you may think is odd, reveals to the world God's incredible creativity and extravagant love.
The question we need to ask ourselves is: Are we allowing God to express Himself through us?
This archived article was written by Marysa Bonnema for release in Sep, 2013. Circumstances and situations may have changed regarding the author, locations and ministries. This content may therefore be outdated or misinformed.
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