Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:7
Our human concept of love is normally based upon experiences and circumstances we have endured throughout our lifetime. When we think of love, we usually go back to our childhood and examine the examples of love our parents, family members, or loved ones have shown us throughout the years. Sometimes we even go back to “the best” romantic relationship we’ve had and started comparing behavior and gestures from there. We seek examples of expressions of intimacy to find our definition of love.
If you grew up in an environment where you were condemned when you made mistakes, it is easy to take that same condemnation that was instilled in you as a child towards your attitude and posture with God.
But God loves us deeper than we could humanly understand, without conditions or in other words “an agape love.” He wants nothing more than for us to come out of sin and be in constant communication with Him. Romans 5:8 says, “But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Imagine knowing someone is wrong or has wronged you and you still lay your life down for them. Most people have a difficult time understanding that type of love, and would even call it stupidity but the Lord bought you out a price, and expect a return on his investment. Isaiah 55:8-9 states, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” If we want to understand the endlessness of God’s love we must get familiar with his thoughts and feelings about us.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.- 1 John 4:18
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. -2 Peter 3:9
He will again have compassion on us; he will tread our iniquities underfoot. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. – Micha 7:19
As you can see God is loving, kind, patient, and forgiving towards us. Wishing for no man to parish (go to the abyss), but coming to repentance and communion with Him. God’s love for us is everlasting and unconditional, and now is the perfect time to fill your mind with the love of Christ and share that love with the world.
With so many condemning voices in the world, and unfortunately some in Christ (the church), it is easy to forget the fullness of God’s word when you are not meditating on it day and night. The intimacy you desire, only God can give you. It’s the perfect time during this Quarantine to expand your love walk by reminding yourself of what your heavenly father feels about you. For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: – proverbs 23:7, so then go and think about God’s love for you, feel it in your heart and express it with others so you may graft them in to walk with the Father.
Remember, Love conquers all things. Run well