|God to You.|
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
How Much Love?
How much love do you think or believe God has for you?
I am sure you just said to yourself: A whole lot or something close. Right?
I am very careful before I say I know something for sure but when I talk about God's love for his children, I am sure that I know for sure that God loves us for sure. And I know that the love God has for us is boundless. It has no limits. Like that song we used to sing as children, His love is so high we cannot get over it, so low we cannot get under and so wide we cannot get around it.If you had to travel to get to the 'end of God's love for you' you would be travelling for an eternity and a time multiplied by infinity and you still will not get to your final destination. Yes, God loves us that much. I mean how else would you explain Him 'killing' his only son to save you?
As much as I have been 'marketing' this brand of love in my self-given role as an 'Agape merchant', I caught myself wondering today if I can really love people around me like that. I mean I might manage to get to that intensity of love for my husband, children and my sister, Mrs. Gaska but for others? I felt anxiety bubble up in me and then to make matters even more anguish-causing', God led me to read this scripture in John 13.34:
A new commandment I give you, that you love one another. As I have loved you that you also love one another.
Do you notice how this a commandment and not a suggestion. Jesus Christ was not proposing or offering a better way. He was not saying 'if you can'. He was commanding us. He was not saying 'only if people are lovable and easy to get along with'. He did not qualify it so that means no matter when, no matter where, no matter who, we were being 'ordered' to love one another as he loved us. If you recall from up there, that was a lot of love and unconditionally so. True, you could say he was talking to his disciples so this means we are only meant to love our brothers and sisters in the Lord like this but then again......*eye brow raised* do you not see that these are sometimes the people hardest to love?
But the koko of this matter is that God has commanded us to 'love as he loved us'. If we desire to be like Christ, if we want to 'be' the Jesus Christ that people see and interact with then this must be 'The Rule of our Lives. And because it is near impossible for us as human beings, we must daily go to God for help. There is no doubt that our love will be tried out there because people are just sometimes difficult to love. So daily, secretly, each of us who desire to love like God, must go to Him for the grace to do. There is no other way around it. And as God told me, he sees our hearts and where he finds sincere willingness, his Grace will abound.
Pray with me please.
'PapaGod, OK, I hear you and I want to always obey you. So please, fill me anew with your Holy Spirit to help me. I know how much you love me. Help me love that much too. Boundlessly. Unconditionally. Patiently. Selflessly. Please make me a fountain of love out of which true agenda-less love will flow and touch lives. As from today, let being conformed to Jesus Christ be the main goal of my Christian walk and let loving like you be evidence of this conformity.
In Jesus Christ name. Amen
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