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Love is probably the most important thing in the world. Many would die for it and give up everything for it, including tons of money.
In fact the most written about lyrics is on Love. Like the song “What’s love got to do with it?” Well, let us just say that we are created to connect with other people and enjoy love.
Let me share with you what I learned about love from life, other people and from church.
There are 3 Expressions of Love, the first two being conditional and the best is the third because it is unconditional.
1. I love you IF
2. I love you Because
3. I love you.
The first is something like,
“i love you if you buy me…
“i love you if you do this…
“i love you if you win…
The second is something like
“i love you because you treat me well…
“i love you because you bought me….
“i love you because you won the game…
Good but not good enough, i wonder if that is really love after all.
The 3rd is, “I love you!” i love you, period…just unconditional love. I would say that this is the kind of love i have enjoyed in my family and I am so blessed to have grown in a loving home with wonderful parents and siblings.
I also know that not everyone is as fortunate as me. If you grew up not feeling loved, or you grew up with out a father or mother, let me tell you something, there is one who loves you unconditionally, it is Jesus. He died for us, he came that we might have life and live it abundantly. God want us to enjoy a loving relationship with him, but you have to receive that offer of love to fully experience it.
Receive the reality that God loves you. He loves you no matter what you have done in the past.
The kind of love God has for you is unconditional and let me tell you 3 Perspectives of Love.
1. Love is a DECISION. It is not a feeling, feelings are very inconsistent. My parents and family members as well as me just decided to love each other. Yes we also do have our disagreements, discussions and share of disappointing thingsÂ we unintentionally do or not to each other but still we know there is love.
God also decided to love you and me that’s why he sent his son Jesus for us. Our sins have separated us from our God, and his son is bridging that separation right now. He demonstrated that love when Jesus died on the cross in our place.
Have you decided to love? Who did you decide to love? Would you like to have more of God’s love?
2. Love is about GIVING not GETTING. When we love, we don’t mind giving our Time, our Money and everything else.
We are not rich, but i was certain even as a young child back then that I had a generous family. It was normal to share things, give to each other in the home and to people outside my home.
God was the first to give too, he gave us himself and a plan. The word of God says, for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. God is willing to keep on giving, what have you not claimed yet?
What are you giving the people you love?
3.Love is SACRIFICING not SELF-SEEKING. Love is doing something without expecting anything in return and is focused on pleasing the other person. This is the kind of love God has for you and me. Want to know more of Jesus’ sacrifices for you?
What are you willing to sacrifice for your loved one?
I have been experiencing the kind of Love God has for you and me. I am truly grateful.
If you want to know more about Jesus and his plan for you, I am most willing to share with you more about it. You may reach me via email at arellevalla [at] gmail [.]com
There is an emptiness in our hearts that only God can fill…if you have been feeling empty inside despite all the success, or if you are feeling down and lonely, not feeling loved or abandoned, then it is no coincidence that you went this far to reading this. God has a destiny for your life. He wants to have a relationship with you and show you how much he loves you.
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