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no selfishness in love

no selfishness in love

Friends, there is no selfishness in love because love never seeks its own, and there is absolutely no love in selfishness. The only thing love ever says: i love you. It never has a clause attached to itself in the back and never loves because of any agenda. Most of us say we love people only so that it creates a reverse effect of them loving us back. Many of us also have a need in our lives because we say we love people but it is to fill a need in us. People loving us back does not make us lovable, the fact that Christ died for you proves you are loved by Him who paid such a great price for you. The fall of man twisted the image of love we were made in and made us need love from one another. But when we go back to our original state of being in the image of love, we love because that’s what God has made us, loving humans , and we love people for who they are because of who God made them.

Love has no personal agenda of its own. Its an absolutely free place and that’s what makes it so powerful. We have been in situations where we said we love people but found ourselves to be selfish. We cannot say we love purely because its not flowing out of a pristine place of pure motive towards the people. Ever prayed for a spouse acting out of the will of God, saying you so love him or her and that God should bring him or her back to His will ? We do not realize it but it is a purely selfish prayer masked by thinking we truly love the person. The fact is when we truly love the person, the prayer would be fully for the person’s created value and for his or her destiny in God so that they would fulfill it. It will never be associated to another person on earth. Compare both the prayers, friends:
1)Father change my wife to be Christlike and restore this marriage else things will not go well
2)Father my wife is so much more than her actions in the now, for sake of her created value and what Jesus did for her, help her see herself in You better

The problem with the first prayer although it seems that since you both are in a covenant things should go right, there is a catch hidden, that your wife should change so that marriage should go well. How is that loving ? Love is a free place, independent of another person because it is only God who governs our lives. Its not love when there is no sense of value and destiny of that person. We need to learn to see and pray like Father does. The way we fail to see people now is so petty in the light of eternity and what awaits us with Him. Be encouraged to seek Holy Spirit to help you see how to love from a free place. It is truly an experience which will lead you to freedom.

Dear friends, you know you can be having a neighbor and observe them daily from your house and know a lot about him or her, isn’t ? But till the time you actually go and make a contact with that neighbor you cannot really say you “know” your neighbor. You can say a lot about him or her or them though. It is the same way with our Heavenly Father. We can read His word, talk about Him with our brothers and sisters in Christ and even hear sermons all day long. We can only say we know about God but we cannot say we know Him. The life in Christ and living by the Spirit hinges on knowing God , having an experiential knowledge or literally living with Him knowing Him. When we know Him truly , faith is an automatic response to that. When we know Him, loving Him is automatic because we then respond to the love He has given and gives to us daily. When we know Him, loving ourselves and loving others the way He does with the destiny He has decided , will also be just as automatic. Enjoy this sermon by Dan Mohler where he addresses the real key to becoming love is knowing who our Father is .

Many of us do not understand how fierce the love of God really is. You can notice it every time you get confused with some lie coming against the truth in your life or the witness present in your spirit, in the form of encouragement or confirmation of something God has already given to you about the matter you are confused in. You can notice it when your mind is clouded and you feel a lot of overwhelming emotions, in the form of peace which cannot be explained. You can notice it when suddenly you “feel” all alone to handle or face something on your own, in the form of His sweet presence letting you know He is right there with you. Remember friends greater than feeling that the Lord is near is the knowing that He is near. We do not have to feel it. It just is the case. Sons of God live by knowing who their Father is and what His nature is like not by feelings. Fierceness of His love for you is also a knowing matter. Once you know and see it from His word and you have an experiential knowledge of it it will change your whole outlook. The reason why understanding this is so crucial is because imagine this: imagine living with a person who is steadfastly and fervently loving and pursuing you in that love. Would you not be so bold and confident with such a person having your back ? The moment you receive the fierceness with which His love pursues you you will not remain the same. You will see your boldness rise in how you handle things in life because you know You heavenly backs you up as you move in His path according to His Spirit following His commands.

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