30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Restoring the Love Cycle
The ultimate love relationship is with God. If you have ever felt unloved, rejected, heartbroken, disappointed, it’s usually because someone or some relationship you put your hope into let you down. People are going to fail us, we are going to fail others and even knowing that truth we are still required to love. Abiding in love is not just vertical, between us and God. It’s also horizontal one towards one another. Loving God is the easy part, loving others is the challenge. However, difficult is not the same as impossible. God will never require you to do something that He doesn’t give you the grace to accomplish.
There is a cycle to how love works. I open my heart to God, he fills me with His love, and I in turn show that love to other people. Love gets blocked at the place where we close our hearts. Sometimes our heart is closed to God and other times our heart is closed towards others. Today I challenge you if you have been failed or disappointed and your heart is closed, give the love of God another chance. Let the love of God fill you again. Do yourself a favor and unclog the blockage and forgive.You will find that as you invite the power of God into your life to fill you with His love, you will rekindle a love affair so great that loving others will happen naturally.