HOW DO YOU LEAVE UM?
I am going to start off with this request for you to listen to this song titled "Love Me Too Much" by Travis Greene at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5EJNCAnRWg if you can. It will help to get your mind and heart on the same page and aid in understanding this blog. The gist of the song is He loved me too much to leave me where I was! Now, this seems to be where the rubber meets the road when it comes to the subject of love. To help understand love, I turned to dictionary.com where love is explained as, a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person. This is where I agree to disagree with the world because true love is much more than affection, it is more like a deep drawing to be amalgamated; (to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine) in one cause and that is to improve the life of the other as told in 1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 (NASB), 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him. 11 Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you also are doing. Make God’s golden rule an obvious part of who you are!
The question I often ask myself in the presence of Jesus is, am I leaving people better than they were? I’m talking more than the tradition of throwing them a couple of dollars or the customary hi how are you? Take that couple of bucks and take the person to lunch or find out how you can pray for them. Almost all of us feel better after someone is kind enough to recognize that we exist through kind words and polite gestures. However, the kind of love God speaks of carries so much farther than being kind and polite to those you meet. God is speaking of the love we have little understanding of His love says do more, “show them Me”. Tell them what I have done in your life and show them how you and I are building a tight relationship together as many will ever know. Jesus says, “Show Me how much you actually love me by loving others!” Jesus will bless any positive action you present to others on His behalf as long as it is under His direction. People (especially those that don’t follow Jesus) often put little thought into what they’re being told ergo we often fail to make a difference, however, when they see Jesus working through our lifestyles it sticks with them. Ephesians 4:29 (NASB), Let no unwholesome word come out of your mouth, but if there is any good word for edification according to the need of the moment, say that, so that it will give grace to those who hear.
Many either have no understanding or have been taught the human version of love which has little to nothing to do with the kind of love Jesus speaks of in the bible. Jesus’ unconditional love is an impartation of Jesus that infiltrates our being causing positive changes where needed. During this impartation, God will strengthen our spirits as we learn to feed from the positive energy Jesus creates within each soul. God’s spiritual love dictates life be done together under His configuration of unconditional qualifications. Which is a relationship built on forgiveness, selflessness, unfailing, and sufficient, love to name a few. Our goal should come from Psalm 86:15 (NASB), But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and abundant in mercy and truth. Do you think people see or feel that from us when we have the opportunity to meet them? Is it more than the handshake or niceties of etiquette? Was it a sound representation of Jesus? Every day that God opens our eyes is another day to know we have a new day to make a God difference in this world. Let’s all learn to be a good Samaritan which is spoken of in Luke 10:25-37. In today’s terms, “be the hero in someone’s future memory of today!
Father God, I pray everyone who reads this prayer will open the eyes of their heart and see this passage through Your eyes. 1 John 4:9-10 (NASB), 9 By this the love of God was revealed in us, that God has sent His only Son into the world so that we may live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Lord, we thank you for your unfailing love and the great sacrifice you made, to make a way for us to be sanctified as it is written in 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB), But it is due to Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. Teach us to love as you love Father. Help our hearts to connect with those whom you choose for us. Thank you, Lord God, for loving us with your pure, unconditional, and unfailing love. Amen
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK BY BEING A BLESSING TO OTHERS!