14 Dec The Power of Love’s Value
The reason why we struggle and fail to love one another is because true love does not come from us, it comes from God. Before we can learn how to love someone else we must first love God and understand the depths of how much God loves us. So if you are lacking the ability to love that may mean that you are lacking some of God. God is love and if we have God in us we also become love. The amazing thing about God is that He has to love because God is love.
It is easy to love someone when they are lovable but what do you do when they are unlovable?
You may be asking the question, how can I love someone that continues to throw shade and hate on me? How can I love the people on my job that continually get on my last nerves?
In order to love from the heart you must have God in your heart.
We have all experienced first love at various levels. The first love we felt for our lover. The passion we felt for our first job or business. The soul tie connection we had for a best friend; or the hunger and thirst we had when we first got saved. However, universally, with all of these experiences there was an initial euphoric feeling and excitement but eventually that joy faded away. It could have been due to financial stress, children, loss, an affair, addiction, illness or unresolved issues from your past. Whatever the situation is things are not the same as they used to be. So you may be wondering how do I get that initial excitement back.
Just as easy as it is to fall in love, it’s just as easy to fall out of love. When we lose our source of love, we lose our “Power of Love.”
The answer to our issues with love is we must return to our first love, true love and best love. Then we will truly obtain the Power of Love.
Revelation 2: 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Here are a few warning signs that you may have left your first love, God.
1.) You delight in your spouse, friend, job or something more than you do God.
2.) Your soul longs for more fellowship with your spouse, friend, job or anything else more than God.
3.) You love your sin more than you love God.
4.) You say you love someone but your actions and expressions don’t really show the love of God. (You cannot just “Talk Love you must “Feel Love.”)
Once you return to the Lord you will began to experience His unfailing love and you will take on His nature of love which will give you a greater capacity to loves others as the Lord does.
On today I challenge you to examine yourself to see if you have slowly wandered away from your first love, God and then open your heart to God.
To take a deeper look at the power of love download my sermon notes on the Power of Love: Paying The Cost.