Love, a simple 4 letter word yet somehow has managed to become distorted and foggy in our understanding.
Husbands claim they love their wives, yet every chance they get, they’re with someone else. Politicians say that love their nations but when they are presented access to a handsome budget, they only seem to take and amass wealth for themselves…Even the Pastor professes to love God, but instead of looking after the bride of Christ, he has manipulated and taken her for himself, if only to use and abuse her.
The word, “love” is merely an attempt to express a spiritual substance. It is something that from the beginning was never meant to be said, but expressed. The Bible tells us that “God is love;” it’s a personality and a lifestyle that became flesh… not an act, but a person. I feel strongly in my spirit that God is asking of us to become love, not as an act where we feel so good about ourselves because we gave the homeless today, but as who we are. We have been limited in our winning of souls because for too long we have tried to explain love and tell the world that Jesus loves them, but is now a season to manifest.
They say love don’t cost a thing, maybe they’re right, it cost him everything. Love doesn’t look like the baptism experience where the heavens are open and the Father speaks of how pleased He is with you, it looks like the cross and all its pain, loneliness and sacrifice. Love is that God nature in a man that gives him divine ability to go through and conquer hell. It is good to be in a functional and “loving” marriage but a greater revelation of love is sometimes seen when a couple goes through hell in marriage, but love empowers them to overcome!
It is, therefore, my prayer for you today, may the Lord empower you to become love, even as Christ loved the world.