Love is the motivation that allows us to obey God and do the right things. When we ask, we will receive the power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to do even more. We spent some time praying for each other to receive what God wants to do in our lives.
15 If you love me, you will obey what I command.
23a Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.
Hebrews 12:2a Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross
James 4:8a Come near to God and he will come near to you.
Psalms 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
John 15:15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
1 John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
2 Corinthians 12:10 For Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
1 Corinthians 12:29,31
29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
31 But eagerly desire the greater gifts.
John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.