Love

I wanted to write about love tonight, it’s something we can all relate to in some way. I have so many opinions on love and relationships, and it’s fine for you to disagree! I know a lot of people have come to me asking for prayer in regards to relationships lately, and I too have the same questions most of them do. Wether you’re a teen, or an adult, love is love, and it’s just one of those confusing things that we have to deal with. It’s neat though, that despite the many problems that arise, love can be so beautiful.

I want to start out by saying God is love. I know that’s something that we hear so often, along with “Jesus loves you”. But really meditate on that when you hear it, it’s such a pure love, a love that’s so great we can’t even begin to fathom it. Bruno Mars mentions in a song that he’d catch a grenade for someone, he’d take a bullet for them, ect. and girls go crazy for him! Jesus actually does take the pain, for not just someone, but for every bit of human life on earth. He physically endured the pain and suffering of the thorns, the whips, the mocking, the words, and so on. Why are we not falling in love with that? 

Before we can love another person, we have to first find love in Christ. A relationship that isn’t God based, won’t reach it’s potential, and it’s likely to fail. Every relationship is going to have it’s problems, but if both of you are willing to pray through it together, God can save it. The love He showed us on the cross is much greater than the love we’ll find here on earth. We pray to God and tell Him we aren’t content with life, when contentment is found in Jesus Christ. Believe me, I struggle with this just as much as anyone else. Only God’s love will completely satisfy us. 

But God designed us to enjoy a kind of love that we’ll one day share with someone else. A love that lasts isn’t started by expectations; it starts with giving. Rather than look to the other person for you each to find happiness, seek to serve that other person, and then find true love. Real love respects, and stays loyal. It recognizes what the other person deserves, and strives to be that for them. Most importantly, it remains committed, even after the heart-thumping, “High on love”, feeling goes away. 

Hang in there, and above all else, guard your heart, as hard as it is sometimes. Proverbs 4:23 tells us that everything we do flows from it. Pray with me, “God, I need Your help at having an understanding heart, help me to understand real love. Please give me wisdom and strength to protect it. Help me to first find love in You. Thank You for loving me with a love that never let’s go. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

1 John 3:16 – This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us.

Thank you all for reading, God bless.

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