Luke 10:27 ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Now I need a big revelation of God’s love for me if I want to fulfill this scripture. We can only know how dearly God loves us if we allow the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
To help me understand what God’s love, I first looked at what Gods love is not.
GODS LOVE IS NOT BASED OF THE FOLLOWING :-
1.WORLD SYSTEM OF LOVE– YOU DO FOR ME, I’LL DO FOR YOU, YOU’RE PRETTY, SMART, SEXY, RICH WE AGREE AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU. WE ARE LIKE MINDED.
2.CULTURE: WE PLACE VALUE ON OBJECTS BECAUSE OF BEAUTY OR MEMORIES THEY INVOKE. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE FROM THE SAME PLACE, BACKGROUND ETC.
3.MEDIA: ROMEO & JULIET, LOVE HURTS,,,
4.LIFE EXPERIENCE: HURTS AND SETBACKS BY PEOPLE YOU HAVE LOVED.
5. RELIGION: IF YOU DON’T DO THIS OR THAT GOD WILL BE ANGRY AND WOULD NOT LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL BURN IN THE FIREY PIT OF HELL.
The bible says that “God is Love” and that the “blessings of God make rich and add no sorrow” blessings are an act of love and God is love. Therefore the love of God makes rich and have no sorrow.
THE FILTER IN OUR MIND!
Inside all of us is a filter. That filter and what it represent determines the types of opinions and attitudes and behaviors we have towards or about the way we view things. God put a huge emphasis on his love for us throughout the bible more than any other thing. He put more emphasis on love than he did on faith. God said our faith may fail but love never fails. As I mentioned earlier God told me in seeking him I should seek him in the context of his love for me therefore I would have to cast off my old filter and perceptions of love renew the filter in my mind with a filter of Gods love for me.
Galatians 5:5, tells us that the 10 commandments can be summed up in love. God gave us the commandments for many reasons but to demonstrate how I put my renewed filter in place I will just touch on 3.
God wanted to show us a way of life different from the fleshly way of life. He wanted us to deviate away from ideology that of ‘it feels good then it must be right’ attitude. This is in the heart of all mankind. Before I had my filter renewed this is how the commandments read to me a list of do’s and dont’s.
You shall not kill- You shall not steal- You shall not covet your neighbors spouse- you shall not put other gods before me.
Seems like a whole lot of don’t do’s to me. I really couldn’t see God’s love for me in these they seemed more about my love for him. But as soon as I started reading through the filter of God’s love for me all that changed and it was like a veil had been lifted from my eyes.
.Watch how I read those scriptures now with a renewed mind and a revelation of his love for me.
You shall not Kill- because vengeance on your behalf is mine says the Lord.
You shall not Steal- because I have provided all that you will ever need according to my riches and glory.
You shall not covet your neighbors spouse- because I know the plans I have for you plans of good and not of evil. I will give you the desires of your heart I already know the wonderful spouse I have for you because I know it’s not good for you to be alone.
You shall not put other Gods before me-because they have nothing to offer you my child they did not create you or understand you.
John 4: 8 says “God is love” let’s look at the following scripture in the light of God’s love for us.
1 CORINTHIANS 13: 4-7 Love (GOD) is patient with me, love(GOD) is kind to me. It(GOD) does not envy me, it (GOD) does not boast, it (GOD) is not proud. It is(GOD) not rude, it (GOD) is not self-seeking, it(GOD) is not easily angered by me, it(GOD) keeps no record of my wrongs. Love(GOD) does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth wins out for me. It (GOD) always protects me, (GOD) always trusts me , (GOD) always hopes for me, (GOD) always perseveres for me.
One of the biggest things that Jesus and David had in common with each other was a revelation of the fathers love for them.
JOHN 17:24 –Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!
PSALM 108:4 For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Friends God loves you, the bible is filled with the truth of God’s love for you. I know there are times in our life that we can’t feel it but we can’t feel gravity but it doesn’t me it isn’t there.
The times you don’t feel the love of God, get into his word and check with what kind of filter are you going to perceive his word. Because he loves you he loves you he loves you. Amen
For Further Study
Romans 5:5, Isaiah 49: 15-16
Personal declaration for the day
The love of God is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit, I understand and know the loving kindness of God for me and glory in that revelation. I have faith in the love of God for me and I will never doubt or question it. I will carry the consciousness that God began to love me when I could and did not love Him. His love for me is unconditional. I believe and receive the revelation of God’s love for me and share it with my world. I am living testimony of the reality of God’s love. Because of the revelation of God’s love for me I am able to love him in return and love my neighbour as my self.
Questions for you to reflect on
With what filter do you perceive God’s love?
Give example of hoe God has showed you His love?