Saturday, March 21, 2009

Perfect Love?

Hi friends,
Have you ever wondered what is love? Or is love important in my life?And if love is important, then why?
Friend in order to answer those questions correctly we must first understand what love realy is.
Personally I have developed a method that has helped me a lot in analyzing a subject.My method is based in finding out first what my subject is not.Therefore since our subject today is on love lets find out what love is not first.

Love is not a romance, even though millions of people erroneously think it is!Romance is a part of love, but romance in it self is not love.

Love is not a sexual attraction, yet millions of people by erroneously thinking that it is, have based their relationships and binded themselves into a covenant of marriage as a result of it.The covenant of marriage includes it, and it is a part of love, but in itself sexual attraction is not Love.

Love is not a feeling ,Love is not a thought, and Love is not an emotion, even though thoughts, feelings, and emotions, can be used as an expression to demonstrate our Love towards others, on their own they are not Love.

Love is not a weakness, the power of Love is unmeasurable.Only Love can stand trials and persecutions beyond measure, and return from the battle victorious every time.And for this reason, Love is not a taker,and therefore Love is not a manipulator because Love is not conditional.
A manipulator is a person that lacks self confidence, therefore he/she uses manipulating tactics to keep others in bondage and gain, power.We see that happening in relationships of all kinds and in every area, affecting peoples lives and sometimes totaly destroying them as a result.
So what is Love?
Friend, According to the Bible Love is a gift from God,and Love is the character of God!1John 4:7"Beloved let us love one another, for love is of God;and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.He who does not love does not know God, for God is love."
True love never ends! People give up what they thought was love!

"Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude.
Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful.
Love is not happy with evil but is happy in the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things!
Love never gives up!And its faith hope and patience never fails!
1Corinthians 13
The easiest way to test your love for another is to ask yourself ,if you are willing to step aside for their happiness!
Jesus said this is how we know if we love another, if we are willing to give our life for them!
For love is not conditional.Love gives when it does not receive!
John15:13"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones's life for his friends"

My friends nothing worthwhile can sustain itself in the absence of true Love.
A marriage without Love is nothing more then a dead marriage.A job without Love is nothing but a bondage.A trip without Love is a boradom.A home without Love is a gaol..Money without Love are useless, and behind every problem, in every situation you will be faced in life, you will find that the root cause of it, is the absence of love.

Only love can bring joy in every situation, and add a smile into a persons face.

Love can bring healing and prosperity in every area of your life, because love can cause a ressurection to come forth out of the ashes!
Yes friend, Love is the greatest motivator that exists!
We do things for love that we never do for money!
And the absence of it leads to hopelessness every time for nothing can survive without Love.
Because Love is the life of God that sustain us and with it it brings, trust, joy, contentment and the peace that surpasses all understanding in our lives.

Love is a giver!Yes Love gives even when it does not receive, because only Love has the ability and the power to forgive!Jesus said "Father forgive them...." He was talking for those who were nailing Him on the cross
"This is why love never fails".

The greatest example of love and forgiveness that Jesus gave us we will find in the parable of the prodigal son in Luke15:20.....And when his father saw him from faraway he ran to him with open arms!

That tells us that love respects the persons wishes and lets the person free, but love waits expectantly for his return.....with open arms!
LOVE indeed HAS BIG ARMS,we call them cuddles and bearhugs.

Mother Teressa once said that millions of people die for lack of food-just a cup of rice but sadly she said millions more die for lack of love!

My dear friends, our problem in todays society is not financial, even though it may appear to be on the surface.
Our problem today is the absence of love that has allowed fear to take control.
Because fear is the opposite of love according to the bible.
1John4:18 "There is no fear in love;for perfect love casts out all fear, because fear involves torment.But he who fears has not been made perfect in love."
People all over the world at present are fearful of losing their job, their homes or other assets, but when truly investigated the root of the problem is lack of love from the corporation towards its people.
My friends each time I place my eyes at the cross I see a demonstration of perfect Love.
My Saviour who gave His life up for me, and became the propitiation for my sins, carried my sorrows, my sicknesses, my pains,and every curse and calamity upon His body because He loved me first.
I am reminded that for me He was bruised, and denied, His was bitten and niled at the cross crucified for my sins, so now I can walk in the light, made whole purified, because by the blood of my Lord I am redeemed!"

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.For God did not send His Son to condemn the world but to save him!"John3:16


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