Next week I am starting a new series of posts about God’s love. Love is such an elusive word. People love their cars, their favorite sports team, their pets or children. They love the newest Starbucks creation or the latest Apple iPhone—and oh, they love God. But, what does love look like–what is true love?
Love is a word that’s been woven into our vernacular, but its meaning watered down beyond recognition. True love is rarely seen or experienced. Few of us have been taught how to love as God does.
When I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1978, my Bible changed completely. Up to that point it was a book of rules to judge my behavior and evidence for punishment if I didn’t obey. I beat myself and others up with it on a daily basis.
Then, on February 6, 1978, my Bible turned into a love letter from my Abba God. The ‘rules’ became counsel on how to live a life of freedom in Him. His word gave my heart a new home.
From then until now, there’s been one prayer on my lips daily, “Lord, teach me how to love.” And, if you read my book, “Surprised by His Love: Navigating the Storms of Life and Marriage with God’s Love,” you saw how God answered that prayer over and over through some challenging life experiences.
His love is real. His love is solid. He never moves one centimeter off of loving every one of us completely. There is nothing we can do or fail to do that will keep Him from loving us.
He once told me, “I cannot, not love you. Love is My DNA. I am Love.”
This past week, as I spent time with Him, He asked me to start a new project. He asked me to start posting some of His love letters from my journals. “Blog them without cost.” At one point I thought they would be in book form, and they still may be. But for now, they will come out in blog posts.
I invite you to join me. Through these letters, I know you will receive fresh revelation about His love. You will see what true love is and what it is not. You will get new glimpses of the depths of His love and its never changing character. When you begin to live loved, everything in life takes on a new dimension and hope.
There is no One like our God and He is remaking us in His image. (Romans 8:28-29; Philippians 1:6) That being the case, we too will live life loving others.
Now is the time to subscribe, if you haven’t already. I don’t want you to miss any of these treasures from Abba’s heart. I also encourage you to share the posts with others. There isn’t a soul who will not benefit by knowing more about God’s love.
See you again next week as we begin. Shalom ♥
Romans 8:28-29 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Philippians 1:6b He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ