Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

God is Love

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." 1 John 4:8

Ya know, some of the deepest hurts come from those whom we care about.

These relationships are the hardest to heal.

Maybe something happened to you as a child and it effected you, but until now you had put it on the back burner.

Here is a illustration.....

Maybe you were standing on the side of a pool, and you dad was coaxing you in "He said that I will catch you." You are afraid because the water that you are standing in is way over your head. Your rely is "Daddy I'm scared." Normal reaction especially if you don't know how to swim Your dad shouts back "Yes, you can." You finally get the nerve to jump in - guess what your dad had moved. He didn't catch you. He moved out even farther thinking maybe that you would swim to him. You had been crushed, "Daddy why didn't you catch me?" Your dad then proceeds to tell you that you got upset over nothing and that he was not going to let you drown.

It is when we put our trust in people that we get let down.

God never meant for the storms of our life to seperate us from Him.

He has the ability to restore the power of love.

1 Corinthians tells us what love is.

God loves you and I with that same kind of love.

God's love toward me is kind.

God's love toward me is patient.

God's love toward me is not provoked.

God's love toward me does not take into any account a wrong suffered.

God's love toward me would bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things.

God intended for each of us to experience the goodness of His intimate love and personal care.

God's love will never fail!

God's love is not an option!

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,:" John 3:16

Just knowing that God's love is for us should give us a warm and special feeling on the inside.

It feels really nice to say those three letter words.

"We love Him because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Sometimes it is overwhelming to think that God loves us that way.

Sometimes we wonder even if our earthly father loves us, maybe we can't feel his love, maybe his actions didn't (don't) speak love.

Our God loves us unconditionally, no matter what!

We can not let the resentment of our past rob us of our future.

We can not let the resentment of our past rob us of our present.

We can not let the resentment of our past rob us of our joy!

Don't give room for that resentment, grudge, or insult any room to grow!

When we forgive we align our lives up with His standard of obedience.

If God can love them any way they are, so can we. Who am I to object?

We must love whom ever has hurt us the way that they are and leave it in God's hands.

We must have an attitude of love for and accept that person as he/she is.

Once we do we will be free from criticizing, judging or even expressing our feelings verbally or nonverbally.

The one whom has hurt you will eventually feel your acceptance, that was God given to you, and will begin to respond back to you.

God will restore your relationship!

Sometimes we need to go out of our way to do something a little extra special or even a present for no other reason than to say "I love you and are thinking of you."

What is something special that you could do for that one whom you have resentment of?

Are you willing to go and ask for forgiveness for your self for some of your actions and bad attitudes?

Even if that person can't remember only but one thing that has really stuck with them, ask them if they are willing to forgive you.

This will help in the healing process.

The Bible not only tells us to love.

"My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth." 1 John 3:18

The Bible tells us how to love.

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love." 1 John 4:7-8

God is love; we're His little children.
God is love; we would be like Him.
"Tis love that makes us happy,
"Tis love that smoothes the way;
It helps us mind, it makes us kind
To others every day.
---F.E. Belden 1892
Read 1 John 3:16-18 Go ahead and check out the scriptures, don't always rely on what I say.

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