Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Let love be without hypocrisy, Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; "       { Romans 12:9-11}

As you might have guessed by now, I am deviating from my regular routine of Ephesians. The United States is looking at tomorrow, February 14 as a day to celebrate love. The definition of love has wained from what God intended, as we all know. 

Sexual love is a wonderful gift given by God for us to enjoy as married people. How far have we come from this definition? I'm not talking about the church, although we need it too. What does the average man on the street know about Godly love, as God intended for everyone?

Most people will tell you that God loves, but are not sure what that means in their lives, or if God truly exists. "Agape",  love in the greek, describes the attitude of God toward his son.  It also means {according to Vines Expository Dictionary}  how christians are to love one another, as we see in our verses for today.

Vine's says that "love can only be known from the actions it prompts."
 This sentence causes me much thought and contemplation on my own actions, or inaction as this may fit me better at the moment. I do love my fellow christians, and I try to make it known as much as possible. It's easy to love those who love me in return, but what about those christians that disagree with me? I try to stay away from them, whoever that may be{ just hypothetical at the moment.}

What if I sought after those who I know disagree with me, and show them God's love? Why would I do that? Just as a discipline in love. Oh there's that bad word. Discipline! Let's not be silly, Ann. Alright, my point here is that I would glorify God by pouring out love. {it must be sincere though.}Nothing would dishonor the Lord more than insincere, syrupy fakeness.

I hope that I have overcome fakeness in my life. It really does God a disservice if I allow this to be in me. My constant prayer is for christians, {hmm, me} to be a clear picture of love as God intended. I can't change anyone else's thoughts, but I am responsible for mine. Dwelling on the love of God serves Him and everyone around me for good. No one wants an angry Mama in the house. Stay on course Ma, Stay on course!

No comments:

Post a Comment