Love is...

Love is...

* Unconditional
* Forgiving
* Compassionate
* Faithfulness

Growing up, I remember reading the comic strips in the Chicago Tribune newspaper about a set of characters, a male and a female who would display their affections of love in many different ways.
The comic strip would always start off with the words Love Is... on the left hand corner then a picture of the characters that were sometimes featured as a couple, husband and wife or a family. Underneath the characters, words like these would be written:

Love is...

Being a good neighbor
Sitting up all night with a sick child
Being able to say you're sorry

This concept came from a woman who would draw these little love notes for her future husband. These were meaningful words, and displays of affection.

Love is Powerful...

Love is a very powerful word an emotion and an action. It can even make us go to the extremes in order to fulfil or conquer our desires.

In the scriptures, in Gen. 29:18
Jacob was in love with Rachel and said, "I'll work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel."

Jacob went to the extremes to conquer his true love Rachel.
First, he worked for Rachel's father Laban for 7 years, then he got tricked into marrying Leah the other daughter.
He was so in love with Rachel that he worked seven more years in order to marry her.
Love is Patient... (1 Cor 13:4)

Love can Transform You...

Let's look at Saul, a persecutor of the Jews. He has this experience with God on the road to Damascus, gets blinded and realizes the truth.
He becomes Paul and a true ambassador of Jesus Christ.

Love does not delight in Evil but rejoices with the truth (1 Cor 13:6)

I am sure many of us experienced Love in many ways and have done things for love.
But in humans, love is not perfect. There are disagreements, set backs, hurt and sometimes betrayal. But, if we exercise the true meaning of love like in 1 Corinthians 13:4:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Then we can truly know how to love without strings attached.

1 John 3: 18
18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
19This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.
20 whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.

God is Love, He is the originator of love, not Venus or St. Valentines.
He truly embodies love that is unconditional, forgiving, compassionate and faithful.
His love is so unconditional that he demonstrated that love for all of us by going to the extremes and sending his only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins at the cross.
Jesus knows what true love is too. He obeyed his Father and wasn't selfish.
He did it to save others although he was the one receiving the pain, the torture and the betrayal.
He did it for us to have a better life, one that can lead to blessings, victory and triumph, spiritually, physically and emotionally and although we may fail him he still loves us.

But do we love him in return? Are we grateful and repented? Or are we being selfish and not willing to exercise true love?

Examine your heart, is it proud? so proud that you wont allow Jesus into your heart because you think there is another force you rather believe in that is the right one? Or because your way is the best way?

Is it rude? That you just reject the thought of having a relationship with Him so you ignore or shut him out?
Is it angry? because you once believed then something bad happened and you blamed him for it?

Examine your heart...

Love is gentile. He will knock, not barge in at the door of your heart to see if you let him in. The choice is yours but choose wisely, remember He loves you very much…

If you want to accept Jesus in your heart repeat this out loud:

Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me and rose for me on the third day, please forgive my sins. I ask you to come into my heart and to become the Lord of my life. Teach me how to walk your way and how to love you. Thank you Jesus, Amen

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I hope today’s post inspired you and encouraged you to be free and to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Continue to seek more of his presence. Pray, read his word, listen to his voice and obey him and not the contrary thoughts. He truly loves you.

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