The Greatest Love Story Ever told
Every one loves a great love story. You know, girl meets boy, fall madly in love and nothing keeps them apart. They trust each other, do everything for each other and live romantically in love for eternity. Movies like the new twilight series draw in young people with this romance that nothing can destroy. Others were the Titanic, sleepless in seattle, etc.
As youngsters we read cinderella, snow white. But life did not match the fantasy shows of love . Our parents fought, divorce is more common then marriage, and relationships last one night. Why?
We do not know what LOVE really is. We think it is how someone else makes us feel. THEY make US happy for ever. NOT! Love is not what others do for us, LOVE is what we do for others. If you study about Love according to God we find a far different description than what our world thinks is love.
God showed us perfect love when the Father sent His SON to earth to live as a human and die a painful death for all of humanity. Now there are some who would give their lives for someone they love. A parent for their child, a loved one for a another. But God died for those who hated Him. He died while we were yet sinners. He gave up life to show true unconditional love for all humans. That we may believe and trust and obey the ways of love and living a right life. He did not just command we love one another, He SHOWED us how to love one another.
He showed how even though He was King and GOD in the flesh, he would wash his disciples feet. Showing us that we must serve and learn to love others. Giving out to others the love that HE gives to us.
The other morning I woke up and thought, Love is what overcomes all anxiety, depression, anger. It is LOVE that overcomes all things, not the war fare against satan but LOVE. That morning after that thought I watched J. Meyers who was teaching on this same subject. Charles Stanley also. It is the LOVE, the Power of GOD"S Love that will enable us to overcome all things.
Are you afraid of getting too close to people? Never allowing yourself to be trust them so not to be hurt? What if you started giving love to all those around you. Trusting GOD with that love and giving freely? When you saw a need you could fill you just did it. When you put aside your own time to spend time with them in some need? I can tell you it will heal YOU. We were not meant to be a island. We were meant to share the Love of Christ!
If we love people we cannot be afraid of them. If we love our enemies, we cannot Hate them.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
We cannot Love God and Hate our neighbor. Or our spouse, or our children or the people at work or the angry person on the highway. But pray for all peoples. Remembering that every single person on earth belongs to God and they are HIS treasures. Many do not know their God yet but that is why we need to show LOVE , God's Love.
One last note, we cannot love others until we grow in knowledge and grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The love must be solid and then we can ask of God to help us share HIS love with others. Our love is weak and physical. Today we watch tv and every night some person meets some one and they go "hook up" "have sex" . Let me tell you that is NOT Love. SEX is not LOVE like God wants to share. Love is so much more. Sex is a part of love between a man and woman but not LOVE in whole. Love is a way of Give NOT GET.
Here is a link to Mr Stanley's "from the heart" message. A excellent in depth of the love of God.
Also a suggested book to get over at Joyce Meyers, and CD for a offering of $25.00 0r more.
What have you done today to show LOVE to someone?