Love has been the theme of almost every lesson God has taught me over the past two years. Love is what caused my heart to break, but it has been God’s love that picked me back up, restored every broken piece of my heart and love is what is drives me forward everyday. Today, God is teaching me how to walk in the same love He has shown me.
While studying the Gospel of John I came to the famous 3:16 verse we all know and love. “For God so loved the world, he gave his only Son, that whoever believer in him should not perish but have eternal life.” There are many things to focus on in this verse, but while I studying it I focused on Gods action being based in love. I discovered everything God does is rooted in love. His patience, grace, mercy, and guidance are all base on His love for humanity. Gods love is true and the most pure. When I am able to love correctly I have a form of God acting out of me. The root of Gods actions is love, the root of my actions is God, therefore it is love perfected in me that I act out of. John, in is his first letter puts it this way…
“God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him. but this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgement because as he is so also are we in this world… We love because he first loved us.” 1 john 4:16-19
God’s love is patient and kind, it does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude, Gods love never ends. 1 Cor 13. One of our greatest commandments is to love one another. I am learning that my heart pumps an overflowing amount of love each day. A love that will become the base and foundation of my future ministry and my future marriage, but right now it is a love I am learning to walk in every day. God has taught me several things over the years, but love has been the promenade, deepest, hardest and joyful lesson of all. I love love and I love you! Yay!