Love Frees Us to Evangelize with New Motivation — A Quote by Mike Bickle in “The Pleasures of Loving God”

“Sacrifice is not the primary consideration for those who have been touched by the romance of the gospel, whose hearts are stirred by the beauty of God and who have a deep reality of love for God. Instead, such believers are caught up in the privilege of abandonment. Their primary reward is the power to love. Their reward is to feel and receive love, and then to reciprocate it by the power of God. They carry this reward within their hearts… The Great Commission will move from a work paradigm of sacrificial labor to a love paradigm, an act of devotion of a lovesick bride. In this new paradigm, we carry our reward in our hearts because the first commandment [love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength] is first.”

— Mike Bickle, “The Pleasures of Loving God”, p 51

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