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Imagine, if you will, a mother watching her daughter play with a ball in their driveway. The ball suddenly rolls away, and instinctively, the young child follows it. A car quickly passing the house makes an attempt to slam on the brakes, watching the girl continue to pursue her desire of the ball. Luckily the mother gets to her in time and pulls her out of the road. What made the mother step in front of a moving car? What made the little girl do it?

The mother loved the daughter; the daughter loved the ball. Love is our motivator. Love draws us to act; to move.

“Anger can fuel hatred in a man’s heart until he feels like attacking his enemy. But love can spark kindness in his heart so he lays down his life for his friend,” writes the Kendricks in “The Love Dare by Day: A Year of Devotions for Couples.” Fill your soul with love not anger. Fill your mind with positive, loving, Godly things.

What has love moved you to do? Do you wish you were driven to do more? Love more? Receive the love of Christ for your inspiration! Read the word and see what others have done because of love! We all need the reminder of what Jesus has done because of it. For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died,” (2 Cor 5:14).

Father, thank You for loving me. I’m sorry for not saying thank You enough. Abba, I love You. I’m sorry for not saying it as much as You deserve. Please forgive me for my mistakes, my shortcomings, my selfish desires and harsh words, perverse thoughts, and lazy days. Lord, give this world the strength to follow you boldly. We put our hope in You. May we not hide in our self-seeking ways and live comfortable lives but step out into the path You have made for us and fearlessly become men and women after Your own heart. Set a fire down in our souls that we cannot contain and cannot control! Empty me of me and fill me with You! Replace my thoughts with your thoughts! “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind,” (2 Tim 1:7). Place somebody into my path today that I may have a chance to bless them and show them a Christ-like love. In Jesus name, Amen.

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