Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 5:5(KJV); And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
No one has the ability in themselves, to love God like He ought to be loved. The command was to love God with all your heart, strength and mind (Luke 10:27), but it is not by your power nor by your might (Zechariah 4:6).
Our theme scripture explains how.
The Greek Word used for shed abroad therein, ekcheō ekchunō is translated to mean “to bestow.”
This means that it is something that is given, you are caused to love, you don’t force yourself to love God.
Try as you might child of God, you can never love God without the aid of the precious Holy Spirit.
The beautiful truth about the Holy Spirit is that He knows God. For as the scripture has said, the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God (1 Corinthians 2:11).
He is acquainted with every detail, crevice, nook, corner, border, length, height, breadth and depth of the Almighty God and creator of the universe.
He is the only one with the highest divine qualification—being knowledge—to love God.
The good news is that you have received this same Spirit! And because you did, He causes you to love God.
To love God is to actually yield to the Holy Spirit. His great name be praised.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:8, John 14:26
No one has the ability in themselves to love God like He ought to be loved. You will never love God without the aid of the precious Holy Spirit. To love God is to actually yield to the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for your Spirit. I am a lover of God. It is not in my doing but in my faith for you to do so through me. I yield to the power of the Holy Ghost that causes me to love you like I should. I am perfected in this love every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.