John 15:9 (AMP) I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love and [continue in His love with Me].
1 John 4:16 (AMP) And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him
1 John 5:3 (AMP) For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).
Often time’s words of love are spoken (verbally) but are futile in meaning (action). Love from its very core applied in the aspect of Godliness is unselfish and gives of itself. It never takes, cheats, or steals. Love does not wait on another. It gives first and then simply requires in return a personal connection for it to continue to exist. Life here on earth is very much like a gas vapor here for the present moment, but soon fades away. But living life without love is really not life much at all. God simply requires man to exemplify and express love here on earth as it is displayed in Heaven. It is sacrificial and totally unconditional, it does not highlight or underscore wrong doing, it does not keep a count of harsh words, anger or resentment but it soothes, heals, and covers a sea of shortcomings. Love mandates a generous amount of forgiveness, mercy, and grace in the process of knowing that one-day you will need true love shown toward you. Love is a faith walk and not something that is wished for, or doubted. It requires total leaning on, adhering to, relying on, and trusting in an everlasting Savior that loved you first! So then regardless of circumstances that comes your way, you can abide in the essence of true love… My desire for all, is simply that we may walk in the true love of God which underscores selflessness, forgiveness, grace and mercy. A desire for wisdom and understanding on how to keep his commands and ordinances realizing that doing things His way is never burdensome or irksome. Then bask in the knowing that His love dwell in us and we dwell in HIM!
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD