NOW THAT YOU HAVE PURIFIED YOURSELVES BY OBEYING THE TRUTH SO THAT YOU HAVE SINCERE LOVE FOR YOUR BROTHERS, LOVE ONE ANOTHER DEEPLY, FROM THE HEART. FOR YOU HAVE BEEN BORN AGAIN, NOT OF PERISHABLE SEED, BUT OF IMPERISHABLE, THROUGH THE LIVING AND ENDURING WORD OF GOD
(1 Peter 1:22-23).
Understand that you need to purify yourself, first, before you can deeply love yourself and others from the heart. You purify yourself by accepting and believing the Truth about yourself, about other people, and about God, instead of relying on your own way of seeing things.
If you still feel that God favors the other person more than you, you will not be able to love yourself, her, or God. If you still believe that your personality is of inferior quality compared to the other person, you will not be able to love yourself or him. If you still believe that you are only worthy of rejection, you will not be able to love yourself or anyone else. You need the Truth to set you free in order to love yourself and others.
SANCTIFY THEM BY THE TRUTH; YOUR WORD IS TRUTH
Know that the Truth purifies from feeling unloved, from feeling inferior, from feeling rejected, from feeling condemned, and from feeling abandoned. This Truth comes from the Lord Jesus, who IS the Truth.
Do you love yourself deeply, from your heart? Do you feel accepted and acceptable? Do you love your family? Are they acceptable to you and accepted by you?
I urge you to submit your heart to Jesus, every time it does not feel right about someone, every time someone hurts you, or every time someone fails you. Ask God for the Truth about the people in your life, even when they are rude or unkind, awkward or pushy, intimidating or selfish. Believe that God knows your heart and the heart of the other person—the unworthiness…the abandonment…the hopelessness. But when He tells you the Truth about yourself and the other person, too, you will be able to love deeply…from your heart.
PRAYER: Majesty, I desire to love deeply from my heart. Show me Your Truth about myself. Show me who I really am, so I may feel loved, accepted, and worthy. Show me the Truth about the other people in my life, even those who are rude, pushy, and selfish. Then, I will be able to love my family, my friends, and my enemies from my heart, too.
Maintain an Awareness
Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.