" For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:14-19
When we don't have love in our hearts, we must run to God. We must stop what we are doing and pray. We must open up His word, for when we don't have love in our thoughts, our dreams, and loving words on our lips- we are not representing His son.
We must pray for love to come dwell in our hearts. We must pray that we can understand the love of Christ. LOVE- it's the thing that matters most. It's not passive, it's active. It's alive. Love pays attention. Love advocates. Love says "I'm here, I care, I'll support you, I'll help you, I'll go with you, and I'll do the best for you." Love is of God.
1 John 2:9 "He who says he is in the light and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in Him. But He who hates his brother is in darkness, and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded His eyes."
We need God each day. We need His love. Without His love we are empty, negative, sickly, broken people. But as we invite Christ in to love us and to rule our lives every day He transforms us into a LOVELY person.
When I neglect God's word and prayer in my life, I see a transformation in my character. I need God every day. I need His love to help me love like Him.