Love for God’s word, and the desire to keep His commands brings the abiding presence of God into our life and gives us the proper perspective.
John 14:23 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Love for truth opens our eyes to more truth, and changes our perception of reality. We move from a worldly perspective to Heavens perspective. We must fight every day to maintain Heaven’s perspective.
Love for people not only changes our perspective, it also changes other peoples view of us.
John 13:35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
How we treat others not only effects how others see us, but it greatly effects how we see our self. This is extremely important because how we see our self greatly effects our ability to believe.
John 14:21 …”He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Nothing solidifies our faith more than God manifesting Himself to us in a personal way. We move from “believing in Him” to knowing that He is real and He loves you.
Love for God and people empowers our faith.
Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.
Love is to faith, as gasoline is to a car. Love supplies the dynamic energy to make our faith become a reality.