How Do You Get Love?

How do you get love, when you don’t feel love for a person?

I see people in this world doing everything for selfish reasons; when others are in need of love, it is held back for selfish reasons.

How can we ever demonstrate the love of God to this world if we’re absorbed in self? Deciding how I prefer to spend my own time, my money, my resources, my relationships.

How do you get love?

It’s simple really – at least in principle. Die to yourself.

There’s no way we can muster up love of the kind that God has commanded us to have. It’s impossible in our own strength. Love is a fruit of the Spirit:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22

Being a fruit of the Spirit, that means that it is a result – not something that we produce directly. It is the result of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. The only way God can work in our lives is as we surrender all to Him.

How do you get love? Confess to God that you’re loving self more than Him (or others). Repent, and thank Him for His forgiveness. Then ask Him to establish His love in your heart. That’s the only way the love of God can come forth in us…