In 1 John 4:8 (NIV), it quotes “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” Whenever I think about this quote or come across a similar quote, I think about how much I love Him and just want to draw myself closer to Him. I also think about a question in my mind: Whenever we say “I love you” to someone, does that mean that we are sharing the Spirit of God with them as well because ‘God is Love’?
1 John 4:16 (NIV) says “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” When it mentions that “He is within us” can only signal that what’s meant here is in regards for our spirits within each of us that our physical bodies are securing within it. Now back to the main question at hand: Are we sharing the spirit of God with those that we say that we love? My opinion is ‘Yes’. Whenever we say “I love you” or as my home church would say every Sunday morning before service begins, they would say “God Bless You and I Love You.” Whenever we say ‘I love you’, it means that we’re sharing the love within our spirits with that person, place or thing. Even though we are free to share it, we still have to remain on guard and protect our spirits as much as possible. Example: The Devil is slick and quick to slip in, cloud our visions and way of thinking about the Heavenly Father blessing us and will try to force us to hate Jesus and the Father as much as possible. It is because we are intelligent and smart that the Devil wants to disrupt us and force us to think more and more on the lines of rebellion and hate towards our sisters and brothers in Christ. Let’s prove the enemy wrong, which I know that he dislikes for us to do. Until the end of my life on earth, I will continue to shout out to my brothers and sisters in Faith and in Christ that I LOVE ALL OF YOU! 🙂 This feels good to say against the enemy.