Today’s Battle Drill Devotional: Make Love Your Number One Priority
If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:3)
Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Deciding to make loving well a priority is disruptive. It will disrupt your other priorities and your definition of success. No longer will love be about trying to “fix” people or arranging the world in the way you think God wants it. It is all about loving well.
What does this look like? Patience and kindness. Trustful and humble. Courteous. Self-sacrificing. Not easily irritated. Willing to forgive easily. Resilient and hopeful, whatever the circumstances. I did say it was disruptive!
But it is what Jesus calls us to. You can be a Christian but not be a follower of Christ. The sign of a true follower of Christ is supernatural love. When we live in the radical love defined by Paul and make it our number one priority in life, then we are living in the authentic Kingdom of God. When we live it out, we can experience more of heaven on earth.
Will you live God’s radical love into the hurting world around you?
THINK IT OVER
- Who needs you to show radical love to them today?
This daily devotional draws widely on the book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Pete Scazzero, published in 2006 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004, 2007, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.