Wednesday, March 26, 2008

True Love

God loved us first. (1 John 4:19)

God created everything before He created man. Why? Because He wants to supply all that the man needs. Man failed and disobeyed God. Original sin. What's next? God gave His only begotten Son. What do you call that? Unconditional Love.

All of us did not instantly love God. We may have Christian parents when we were born but it takes years for us to recognize the love we have for God. In short, love is a process for us. It takes time. Did you even tell God that you fell in love with Him or you're falling in love with Him? Certainly not. But we surely say that we are in love with Him. Why? Coz it's a process. Just like for people, true love does not say, "I am falling in love with you" or "I have fallen in love with you." Why? Because if you fall IN love, expect that you will fall OUT of love. People who fall in love are people who rush to feel good. It is a repetitive process of dating - fall in love then fall out of love. As simple as that. Real love does not fall out of love.

2 John 1:6
"And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you WALK IN LOVE."

Love is a long process. Unless you can say that you have checked all that are in the list in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, then you can say that it is true love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
"4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8Love never fails..."

You can never say you have found love unless you have all these. Apparently, God really loves us. It will take us forever learning how to really love someone. Fix your eyes on Jesus. Let Him influence you on how to show and share true love.

Examine yourself first before saying, "I love you" to someone. Love is such a deep word. Love is when you will never feel that you have fallen for someone. It is when you know that you are walking in love with someone and growing in love and that your deeds say more than your words. Love is when you desire for the good and Godly things that please God alone. Love is when you respect the other person too much to not say "I love you" too quickly. Why? Because you care a lot for the other person. Love knows how to wait for the right time. God is love. Love has its own perfect timing. Trust God. Never settle for anything less than what He has promised you. He only wants the best for His children. May you be surrounded with God's unfailing love. God bless you! P.U.S.H.

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