The Love shared among spouses is one that knows how to receive. If you claim to love you spouse but don’t know how to receive you will find it hard to grow in that love. Your spouse will regularly give you advise, words of encouragement, gifts, and even rebukes. If you don’t know how to receive all that you are given you limit your growth as couple. If you can’t receive his gifts you will find it hard to grow. If you can’t receive her correction, you will not get to certain levels in your relationship.
Loving Jesus means you must learn how to receive from the Lord. You must receive the instruction of the Lord with an open mind and heart. You must receive his wisdom, encouragement, rebuke, correction and direction. You can’t talk with the Lord if you ignore all that He gives. Remember this is not a one way street. It’s not about what you want and how you want to go about it. Learn to create a gradient so you can receive from the Lord. If we only come to tell God what we want and don’t leave room for Him to instruct us, we end up limited in our life experiences. Love knows how to receive.
SCRIPTURE READING: Proverbs 1:2-5 To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
DEVOTION PRAYER: Heavenly Father, teach me how to receive from You. May I receive your instructions with an open heart and mind in Jesus’ name, amen.