God's Holy Fire: 'Our Source of Love'

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
— Romans 5:5 NLT

Key Thought

It's hard to believe that there is an endless supply of anything! But the promise of this passage, even in its context of suffering and difficulty, is that we have an endless supply of love as the Holy Spirit fills our hearts with love. This love is as big as God and is supplied by the Holy Spirit's living inside us as followers of Jesus. We can receive and be blessed by God's love, and we have the power to love others out of God's deep reservoir of love.

Today's Prayer

O gracious Father, thank you for this promise to fill our hearts with your love! Thank you for your powerful grace that is given to me through your Spirit and enables me both to receive your love and to love others as Jesus did. May my life reflect this powerful gift in both good times and hard times. In Jesus' name, I thank you. Amen.

Comments

Heartlight now uses Disqus for comments instead of Facebook. — Learn More

Archived Facebook Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Tuesday, February 14, 2023

A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"Peter and John looked at [the lame man] intently, and Peter said, "Look at us!" The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter....."
Features the apostle Paul's writings turned into daily, powerful prayers.
"Dear Father, king of banquets, May I enter your halls wearing the appropriate garment, the righteousness of Jesus Christ, not that of my own making....."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"One of the most touching and teaching of the Saviour's miracles is before us to-night. The woman was very ignorant. She imagined that virtue came out...."
A daily dose of Christian quotes to inspire and encourage.
"Whate'er we leave to God, God does and blesses us."

Illustration

Illustration of Romans 5:5 NLT — And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

About This Devotional

God's Holy Fire is a daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

The Thoughts and Prayer for God's Holy Fire are written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.
Scripture quotations marked MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.