Good day! Grace and peace to you in abundance from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of complete.
1 John 4v12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
For most of us we would rather run from darkness and from everyone that hurts us. That would make life so easy for us if we could only love those that love us and stay away from the people who do not think and live like we do. If that was the case we would not have needed Jesus Christ to come and show us how we are to love one another. The light of the world came to change darkness into light, darkness does not like the light in fear that their deeds will be exposed. (John3v20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.) If we are in the light of God and His light is His love shown to the world through Jesus Christ we will be used in darkness. Through Jesus Christ we hate sin not people. When God tells us not to love the world that does not mean people it means the spirits of evil that are in people. We are not to love cravings of our sinful nature, lust, and boasting. These are the spirits of sinful man not the man himself. (1 John 4v16 For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the Father but from the world) By these spirits of darkness we will recognize the spirits of the world and they are everywhere among us. With the love of God guarding us who will be able to harm or hurt us? We will only grieve for them like Jesus Christ grieved for them, and want them to know the love of God that can save them. We tell them or show them about His love that can change their attitude of their minds and reveal to them who they truly are Sons of God, by our attitude in speech or our actions responding to their darkness, which is His light. If they do not listen or want to see, we are still guarded by His love, they can not harm us or hurt us because we have fully surrendered and have been made complete by His love, we have no fear, anger, resentment, bitterness, we are free from their pain, pride and insults and receive more of Him each day to be used for His purpose. ( 1 John 4v17 In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him) Our lives are not our own they are His to be used for His purpose and by doing His will we may be used for His doormat so others that do not know Him that live in darkness,may see His power of love in His light shining through us. If we truly are being used by Him what we receive from Him should always out weigh any suffering we are going through, and His light not ours will shine brighter and brighter. His grace is always sufficient for us! (Read John 3 and 1 John 4) I love everyone with the love God gives me for you!