No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. —1 John 4:12

If we want lasting change, we must fill our lives with love. Why? Because love can change the unchangeable. Love is the most powerful force in the universe, because “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

John doesn’t say God has love; he says God is love. Love is the essence of what God is. God is father, son, and spirit in an eternal relationship of love.

Love invigorates. Love revitalizes. Love renews. Love refreshes. Love heals. Love strengthens. Love gives you energy when you don’t have energy. Love empowers you when you don’t have the power. We need God’s kind of love if we are going to fulfill the purposes for which we were made.

So, as you seek lasting change today, invite God’s love to touch those areas of your life that need healing in a deeper way. Then look for opportunities to give that love away to others.