Thursday, August 6, 2009

God Is Love

Love four essential letter that everyone knows what it is and how it does to you. But seriously how well do we know about love?

I pick up the meaning of love in webster dictionary “strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; attraction based on sexual desire : affection and tenderness felt by lovers; affection based on admiration, benevolence, or common interests; warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion” . It seems that man’s meaning of love is a set of condition or event which often intensifies into something. In another words man’s love is conditional. Man’s love also touches on emotional and feelings. I am not saying it is wrong since I have the same experience as you do. What happen when the emotion and feelings fall out or dissipate? Will the love dissipate together? I like to thing not all emotional and feelings will fall out for example the love of a parent and a child. No matter what happen and how bad the situation love of a parent will always bind back to hurt and suffering a child could not understand. Love that parents have for their children is as close to unconditional love. We make a choice to love our children even when we consider them unlovable; our love doesn't stop when we don't "feel" love for them.

If man’s love is conditional what about God’s love? Does God love is conditional. Boy! if the Great I Am does we‘ll be in trouble. There are many scriptures from old to new testament teaches us that “God is Love” 1 John 4:8 and God gives us His love no matter what or how you are as John 3:16 said , "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Since God couldn’t stand the sin we have He sent his beloved son to die for us. The act of sacrifice is an act giving and the act of giving is part of God’s love for us before we were even aware why we needed His love. Does God’s love to us sacrificially?. I doubt that strongly otherwise every now and then God will ask back his scarified which is His Son. Love of God is unconditional and he does not use his feeling and emotion to love us. I believe you wouldn’t want that otherwise one day you are in and another you‘re out from his Book of Life. God love us because he is love and by doing this he scarified His son Jesus to die for us just only to bridge the relationship with us.

If you notice God’s love is not selfish. Can you scarify your own son for someone you don’t even know? God’s love is Agape love. Wow what is this Agape love? Roman 8:9 tell us even though you tend to be hostile, rebellious and unwelcome His love he still loves you. God doesn’t care how much you love Him or even bother to love Him but He first registered his love in us. Again God love is not based on emotional. Emotion is from within a person but God’s love is from without. Agape love is of the mind. It is a way of life that actually controls your emotions. So either your are controlling or be controlled by your emotion so to speak.

Another angle to look at God’s love found in the Bible “GOD IS A SPIRIT: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24). “… the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts BY THE HOLY [SPIRIT] which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5). The Holy Spirit is in fact the love of God in us. To experience God’s love is to have close intimate relationship with Holy Spirit. God gives His Spirit to those who are obedient to what He says (Acts 5:32) If you are not close with the Holy Spirit God can't review the secret of life to you. A departing Holy Spirit means God’s love is distance from you. Have you ever ask yourself why you are so dry spiritually and why you are so down. If you hurt the Holy Spirit God will not forgive you. Because the Father. Jesus and Holy Spirit is the holy trinity. I encourage you to draw closer to Holy Spirit because it is the next best avenue to draw close to God beside Jesus.

So after long explanation let me summarises for you. What is God’s Love?

God’s Love is giving unconditionally.

God’s Love is something you must learned from outside the body. Only God has it not you but God give you the privilege to experience it.

God’s Love is something you must grow into it. Holy Spirit is the agent to help you to draw closer to God.

God’s Love is action and not some temporal emotionally attached to.

God’s Love is something cannot come and go. It is permanent for you. Whether you want it it is there for you.

Struggling to feel His love? Sometime you feel lonely and often ask yourself am I struggling for nothing. If so, you are like many others who long to feel His loving arms around you but, at best, get only glimpses of it in His Word. I believe this is common question we all face on our journey in life. But God has something special for you! No matter how confusing you try to comprehend the Bible of God’s love and knowing that your sin separate both of you and God, God’s love is always there to longing forgive and guide you with every page of His word.
You are not alone belive me you. I am also struggling to find it myself sometimes.

God Bless

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