“No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”
— 1 John 4:12
God loves everyone you will meet today. He offers forgiveness, acceptance value, and so much more.
But God expresses all these to everyone you meet as you let Christ live through you. That means being willing for God to forgive through you and love through you and accept and encourage and reveal all of His divine life through you so others will see God incarnate by Christ’s Spirit within you.
Every time you are rejected, neglected, hurt, undervalued, relegated to a lesser role, or taken advantage of, God is sovereignly inviting you, out of His sufficiency for your needs, to let Him demonstrate His divinity through your humanity.
You don’t have to. It’s certainly not yours to accomplish. But if you are willing, you can experience His love, forgiveness, power, hope, and acceptance as you let Him express these to others who deserve much less from you.
It is your choice to trust Him in it, and from His resources it is up to Him to express it.
In a very real way, you never have to be the one to forgive, but you must be willing for God to do through you what only He can do.
You never have to be the one who is able to love, accept, or forgive. If you are willing, God is able!
Are you willing to let Him give from His divine resources in your worldly circumstances? If so, people will see the Life of an invisible God through your receiving, abiding in, and expressing His grace for His renown.
Father, let Your light and life shine as only You can through us for those around us. We lack for nothing from them when we already have all things in Your Son, Jesus, for Your renown.