About love

Dear friends,

have you ever been in love?
Or loved someone as a friend?
And then, for some reason, you decided to leave this person?

Have you?

I know I have.

I’ve done it a lot.

Especially before I became born again, but also after – even in the name of THE LORD, when they were unbelievers and I realized that I had failed in convincing them that they need JESUS in their life.

And this may exactly have been where I went wrong.

When I thought I had failed… perhaps I had just not tried long enough?

We (I) leave people for various reasons:
because they disappoint us, because being with them is not what we thought it would be like, because we cannot get along with each other, because we get bored when we know someone too well, because they cheat on us, betray us, lie to us, let us down, hurt us… and then, we stop loving them.

Right?

I am talking about US here.

Not about YOU.

About ALL OF US.

And GOD told me something today, something which shook me to the core:

HE said: “love is not a feeling.”

And I couldn’t believe this and did not understand at all…

But then HE even went on:

” love is a decision.”

Boom.

This blew my mind.

And I got it.

Not from my own deeds and words and feelings – the only way I could grasp this was from the receiving side, when I thought about how GOD loves, how HE loves ME, not about how I love others.

Because my love is not unconditional.
My love has conditions.
My love can be withdrawn and it can die, which makes it temporary and cheap and fake – compared to HIS love, compared to GOD’s love.

HE will never leave, will always forgive, will always be there, will always listen, will always understand, will always love.

Always.

I am humbled and embarrassed at the same time…

Towards people and towards GOD.

What I thought love is, what I even thought was love when I gave it or said it, is actually not love.

LOVE IS A DECISION.

NOT a feeling.

I have a lot to learn about love.

And when I think of GOD’s love towards me, towards us, I am not sure if I will ever be able to love like that… but I can definitely become more loving and less conditional and most certainly less judgemental.

Towards men  – and towards GOD!

Can you?

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

What would change if we loved like GOD?

If we just never, ever stopped loving someone no matter what they would do or say…?

Could we even love them if they did all these things?

Or could we even love GOD if HE never, ever did anything for us?

Unimaginable what this world would become. If we could..

If we could just love no matter what.

Like GOD can.

Can you see the earth when this would happen?

Perhaps you have seen someone who can love like that?

Me, I am thinking of a pastor I know…. I think he is unable to think any negative thought about anyone – he is the most loving person I have met… I think his heart is almost like JESUS’ when it comes to love… when I imagine what this world would be like if we had only people like him, with this kind of love in their hearts….

No more lies, no more heartache, no more injustice, unfairness, betrayal, violence…

Oh GOD have mercy on us!!!!

One thing is sure, without GOD’s help, we won’t be able to do that, none of us will.

My friend, if you don’t know JESUS CHRIST, if you have not given your life to HIM, please don’t wait any longer.
GOD is real and HIS love can heal you, free you and change every circumstance in your life for the better.

If you want to give your life to HIM right here and right now, you can pray this prayer:

“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
Amen.”

If you have just prayed this prayer, you are now part of GOD’s kingdom and family and I heartily welcome you, my dear brother or sister!

The next thing to do is get a bible and find a church where you can receive further instructions, so that your new life in THE LORD may prosper and that you will become who HE made you to be.

GOD bless you and if you have any questions or need any assistance, please get in touch.

I hope and pray that this will bless, heal and inspire you. And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all areas of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you, and bring you peace. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.

5 thoughts on “About love

  1. Thank you for another great post! An couple years ago Yahweh approached me as well and said to me “love is not a feeling” I too couldn’t believe that aspect either. Then, God told me the following “Love is an conscious decision backed by actions” then Yahweh proceed to say Jesus Christ is a great example of such and my mind became blown as well. 😀 Yahweh is good all the time and He loves to bring forth His infinite wisdom into our minds.

    Thank you again your post is very inspiring! I encourage you to remain firm and strong as a Soulja of Hope unto Yahweh. I say this because Yahweh is bringing forth blessings through your writings.

    Prayer
    Lord thank you for this Soulja of yours a Soulja of Hope, Lord I ask and believe for more boldness to come forth with the relationship between you and this writer Lord. I’m thankful Lord that this writer brings forth boldness with their writing it is refreshing to hear it like should be 100% truthful💯 something that is rare in society today. In Jesus name Amen.

    God Bless!
    Sincerely
    R.3.I.G.N
    Reaching 3veryone In Godz Nationz

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    1. My dear brother,
      I was right:
      You ARE a Christian motivator, an encourager and an enabler 🙂
      It is always good to have confirmation that a word truly was from GOD, but especially at this time in my life, it means the world to me – because I had the complete opposite experience very recently, when a person, a Christian, rebuked a word I had received from GOD and I made a big mistake:
      I believed this person instead of keeping the word I had received from HIM in my heart!

      This was a HUGE teaching from GOD through you!!!

      GOD told me that HE will speak to me and that I will hear HIM correctly – regardless if others confirm or reject what I heard.
      This is such a blessing for me, because what I heard from HIM (and almost threw away because of some false advice – it is a great promise for my life!!!) means a lot to me, but even more so, I have been working for years to discern when GOD speaks to me or the enemy and being so sure that it had been HIM, this other person’s opinion shook me and discouraged me.
      I now understand.
      There are more aspects about this person (who had said that) which are not godly – I was wondering about it, but now I see!!

      Thanks to YOU!!!
      I am very grateful that you took the time and the love to share this and to comment.
      Thank you from my heart, my brother.

      FATHER GOD, I thank YOU for your child, my brother Mike, thank you for his life and for his zeal for YOU and for all the gifts YOU have given him. LORD, I ask that YOU will grant him his wish and use him mightily for YOUR kingdom, even more than right now. I ask that YOU will bring increase to his ministry and that YOU will prosper him and send him out to the nations as this is his prayer. And FATHER, I ask that YOU do so for him now, without any further delay. In JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.

      GOD bless you my brother.
      Your sister in CHRIST
      Eva

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      1. Eva, Thank you! I’m humbled by your reply! Before I reply to your reply there is an couple of things I forgot to mention in my previous comment. As humans we struggle to love unconditionally this is a human aspect NOT a God (Yahweh) aspect. As Long we align our free will unto Jesus Christ, (Yeshua) the only true Son, of God we then can learn the unconditional aspect of love from the living word of God and begin to walk into such love unto others through Yahweh. 😀 I want to also encourage you let not just your words encourage change in yourself first but “Actions” as well for “Actions” speak lo “LOUDER” than words…

        God (Yahweh) will transform you in a way if you allow your free will to align with His (Yahweh’s) ways that the actions that come froth from Yahweh through you will produce results no man or woman can deny. Unfortunately other individuals have the choice of free will to deny such undeniable results. Remain firm Sister in Christ, The Soulja of Hope lifestyle will become the hardest aspect in your life.

        Comment Reply

        Eva I’m humbled by your reply. I am in aww, that Yahweh utilized me as a vessel in your time of distress. PRAISE YOU LORD!!! Thank you for your encouraging words and prayer as well… I too have been dealing with battles and as of recently I was about to through in the towel but, your words your prayer encouraged me to push forward and to push harder for Yahweh no matter what comes my way. Jesus Christ loves “Everybody” so much that His love became an action on the cross.

        I have to remind myself daily the following As Christians “We are too blessed to be stressed” I encourage you to remind yourself that phrase daily as well because you are precious in God’s eyesight the eye beholder that created you to be a Soulja of Hope, unto Yahweh during a time frame the world needs to see God lived out through a bold Godly lifestyle. A Soulja of Hope, lifestyle

        God Bless!
        Sincerely
        R.3.I.G.N
        Reaching 3veryone In Godz Nationz

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      2. My brother,
        even though walking with JESUS is the only way of life and the only right thing to do, being a Christian is not easy all the time – we all need encouragement sometimes.
        I am glad that GOD has let us cross paths so that we would encourage each other 🙂
        HE is amazing.
        Keep pressing, keep fighting the good fight of faith, keep marching on, my brother.
        GOD bless you!
        Eva

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      3. Thank you Eva, May God continue to bless you as well. God is good all the time. He knows whom we need brought into our lives to be encouraged to grow closer to God. I also thank God for you Sister in Christ as well!!!.

        God Bless Eva,

        Sincerely
        Mike aka R3ign

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