Wow… I am learning more about love this week…and it is overwhelming…God is pouring out on me and showing me how He loves…!!!! It is a big God verb!! The only action that He says in His word that counts. During those moments of demanding that others see my hurt, that they see the pain they may have caused me; declaring that my needs must be taken into account, etc, etc…. I’ve not been loving…not only as an adjective to describe me, but my actions, I’ve not been loving as a verb…as God loves me~
I have had it wrong, and I’ve been on my knees and flat on my face on the floor, asking God’s forgiveness and praising Him with outstretched arms at how He loves me so gently, and corrects me as the gentlest Father imaginable. Jesus didn’t wait for any one that He healed to get their act together or be saved first (thankfully!!!)…he just touched them, spoke over them, and loved them in their deepest need. I want to do that!!!
Galatians 5:6 is this…”For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision or un-circumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Wow…the ONLY THING THAT COUNTS…I am dwelling on that sentence over and over and letting it wash over me in a fresh new way….!!! It doesn’t matter what we do, how we do it, or the conditions that we put on others…we’ll love them better when they ____________fill in the blank. I’ve been guilty of this~many times. I am so grateful that God doesn’t love me that same way!!!!
It really is simple…we are to love God and love others… period. HE does the rest. And we get called into help where He needs us to love on others and it’s such a blessing to be included in that process with Him. Simply beautiful….
There is new found freedom, a new level of it, just waiting for us…we get to step into that and soar in His love! Love is fuel for the journey~step into it, a simply love those in your life with those fresh eyes…that fresh look will show you how God loves you and it will take your breath away!