1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God…
I think the fad is over now, but do you remember when everywhere you looked Christian people wore something that had WWJD on it?
You remember, “What would Jesus do?”
I’m not advocating starting that fashion statement again, but it would be a good thing to keep in mind when considering how we make choices in our lives.
Is there any better way to love someone than the way God does?
God loved us first and continues to love us despite the wrongs we do. This whole thing, the earth, the universe, all the people on the planet were created for our benefit, out of God’s love for us.
God loved us so much He has even given us the choice of not loving Him.
That’s called free will. God loves enough to let us walk away from Him. He doesn’t like it. But God wants us to make the choice to love Him. The sacrifice of His only son on the cross is how far God will go in His love for us.
So God is calling us to love like Him. God is asking us to love like He does. What better role model than the creator of it all? Love like God loves you.
I know what you’re saying, “Well, He’s God I’m only human”. Only human with a God given capacity to love. The capacity to give yourself away and truly love another person. This love stuff is a God given thing. In Genesis in the garden of Eden God created us to be like Him, a lover.
So get off that rock made of your excuses and get out there and be the lover God meant you to be.
Understand this though, love hurts, isn’t pretty all the time but is always worth it.
This is an excerpt from my book,
A 30 Day Biblical Approach to Love
Frank J Walker LMFT
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Cambria, Ca. 93428