Allow Your Love to Ripple Through the World

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself how big your love impact on the world really is?

It’s like ripples in the water. When you drop a stone into water, the ripples may begin where you dropped the stone, but they continue to move outward in larger circles—to create a far-reaching impact through relationships.

Let’s take a look at the different levels of relationship Jesus had with other people.

Recognize your intimate inner circle

Jesus had three disciples He connected with the most: Peter, James and John.

Right before Jesus died on the Cross, a time when He felt distressed, Jesus asked Peter, James and John to accompany Him while He was praying (Matthew 26).

Jesus knew who His most intimate inner circle was. At the times He was most vulnerable, these were the people He called on to be with Him and support Him through the dark night of the soul.

Ask yourself: “Who is in my inner circle?” Who can you trust with your life and share your burdens with?

Connect with your personal middle circle

Jesus also had a wider circle of friends He shared personal details of His life with. These were His 12 disciples (Matthew 10:2).

Not only did Jesus teach these 12 people everything He knew about the Kingdom of God, He also poured His love into them and then sent them out to the world.

Jesus also had a group of people, including other men and women, who cared for His needs and walked the road of His calling.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations …”
Matthew 28:19 NIV

Through these people, the whole world came to know the love of God!

Ask yourself: “Who is part of my middle circle?”

Who do you regularly spend time with? How are they impacting the world around you? Are you allowing people to walk along side of you in your journey?

Identify your broader outer circle

It is said that over the course of our lifetime, on average, each individual comes into contact with about 80,000 people!

Can you imagine what kind of impact you can have if you learn how to walk in love daily? It’s beyond what you can imagine or personally see!

This sort of love impact was shown when Jesus fed the 5,000 who came to listen to Him teach (Mark 6:30–44). He and His disciples showed kindness to the masses and allowed their love impact to be far-reaching.

Ask yourself: “Do the people I’m surrounded by help me impact the world with love?” How are your relationships rippling outward for good?

Plant love … watch it grow!

The love you share with others doesn’t just stay where it is. Love is like a seed—when you plant it, it starts to grow!

Make sure you’re connecting with people at all levels of relationship so God’s love can reach the world through this ripple effect.

Blessings!

Doug Addison
DougAddison.com

P.S. Want to make a greater impact with your love? Discover powerful biblical principles and keys of love that in this 1-hour message: How to Love and Not Judge. You’ll open blessings over yourself and open people up to God.

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast and blog. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts, entertainment and media industries.

    • Ron oliver
    • April 6, 2019
    Reply

    Thank you doug for this ministry. Feel so encouraged and motivated. Gbu

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • April 7, 2019
      Reply

      I’m so glad you are feeling encouraged Ron. God bless you!

    • Teresa
    • February 15, 2019
    Reply

    Love the way you speak and live confirming words !

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • February 15, 2019
      Reply

      Thanks for reading Teresa! Bless you!

    • Marie Romero
    • February 14, 2019
    Reply

    What if I don’t really feel like I truly have any of these circles anymore? Or maybe never truly did have them? What if I feel like Joseph, never really having anyone?

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • February 18, 2019
      Reply

      You can begin to pray and decree that God will surround you with godly friends. I am agreeing with you for the right people to come around you.

    • Mieke van Ingen
    • February 14, 2019
    Reply

    February 11 2019, all during the day

    Let Me

    Let me turn my face to the blank sheet,
    for You to paint on future’s complete
    Once written as a living meadow, but erased,
    this garden where war took place

    Let me go forth to this pure color,
    by red blood and water, close to our Father
    A rose that speaks of risen beauty,
    descents it’s ripple blossom for all to see

    Let me run and spill over into song,
    a melody of music dots to hold on
    Oh, clothed wonder that hear and long,
    ‘but don’t forget to ask, oh little one !’

    Let me then stand and cloaked in the sheeted rain,
    for washed tears that the scent of roses contain
    Love’s voice in each drop to echo and remain,
    while a picture of all things will grow green again !

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • February 15, 2019
      Reply

      Thanks for sharing Mieke! God bless you!

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