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Love enters the world of its own accord, for its own reasons. And love is always accompanied by light. That is, love always illuminates the space it occupies.

Watch now for love to enlighten your world. Look to see what new understanding is yours in the presence of love.

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Listen

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.

1 John 5:1-4

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Think

A life of faith is a family affair.

God is the parent and we are all brothers and sisters. If we love God by following God’s commandments, the natural byproduct of that is that we love God’s other children.

This is not something we have to work at. It is something that happens as a result of loving God. One way to know if we are truly following God, our parent, is to see how we are with God’s children.

Do we love them all or do we like to pick and choose who we love?

Nikki Hardeman

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Pray

God, teach me to love your children as you have loved me. Help me to love them all. Amen.

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Go

As a friend of God,
Go now with the gift of love.
Be prepared to receive joy,
For joy is love's result.
And be set free in your faith,
A faith that does not burden you,
But frees you also to love.

Nikki Hardeman

Nikki Carroll Hardeman is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys opportunities to minister outside the home through preaching, teaching, and leading retreats. She also works with FaithLab to produce an online small-group curriculum called FaithElement. When she has a free moment, Nikki enjoys chocolate chips, quiet time with Daniel, her husband, reading, and making new dishes in her kitchen.

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