Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Day 16 – My love matters most to God

My love matters most to God

Because God is love, the most important lesson He wants me to learn on earth is how to love, because it is in loving that I am most like Him, since Love is the foundation of the command He has given to us [Galatians 5 vs. 14]. The entire law is summed up in a single command – “Love your neighbour as yourself” – but loving like this is not an easy task. That’s why God has asked us to give special attention in loving God’s people because He wants us to be known for our love more than anything – 1 Pet. 2 vs. 17show proper respect to everyone. Love the brotherhood of believers, Fear God, honour the king. Galatians 6 vs.1. John 13 vs. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. To be in regular, close fellowship with other believers so that I can develop the skill of loving – as it cannot be learned in isolation. To do this, I need to be around people – irritating imperfect frustrating people.

God also wants me to make love my life’s greatest aim [1 Corinth. 14 vs. 1]; to follow the way of love, as life without love really is worthless -1 Corinth. 13 vs. 3If I give all I posses to the poor and surrender my body to the flames that I may boast, but have not love, I gain nothing. To make relationship what my life is all about [even the 10 commandments deals with our relationship with God and with others Ex. 20 vs. 1 – 17 & Deut. 5 vs. 6 – 21; Matt. 22 vs. 37 – 40].

So after learning to love God (Worship), learning to love others is another purpose of my life - not allowing my job or how busy I am gets in the way. And though Love (including Faith and Hope) last forever [and the greatest of this is LOVE – 1 Corinth. 13 vs.13], knowing that I will be evaluated on my love to others and how I treated others, especially those in need Matt. 25 vs. 34 – 46, should be something for me to focus my attention on. Bearing in mind that when I get to eternity all I will have with me will be my character, not the wealth I’ve spent my time building – Gal. 5 vs. 6.

Prayer

Help me dear Lord this day you have given me to be spent on loving people. NOT TO WASTE IT. To remember that my time is the greatest gift I could possible give to someone – 1 John 3 vs. 18Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. And to use it wisely. In Jesus Name I’ve prayed Amen.

Lessons learnt on day Day 16

I ask my self - How much do I give of myself or how much focused attention do I give? What message I’m I giving? Does it say I value you enough to give you my precious asset? Well I know that giving my time, sends out that I am making a sacrifice, and sacrifice is love – which Christ did for me – Eph. 5 vs. 2.

So even though I can give without loving, I realise that I can’t love without giving. Gal 6 vs. 10; Eph. 5 vs. 16; Prov. 3 vs. 27 - Therefore as you have this opportunity let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers; and find out what pleases God; Do not with hold good from those who deserve t, when it is in your power to act. Therefore from this day onward I declare - that my life is all about love, and to make relationships my first priority (especially in places or with people I have ignored). So this is to you all reading this, I love you all. Especially my new found TERC family. That obviously means if you want me to love u better come and join us. LOL.

8 comments:

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

Awwwwwww! We love you too Ms. Life. What would we do without you eh to add Maggi and Knorr chicken flavor (lol)?

I know o, some people are annoying with a capital A, all the same we need to love everyone just as Christ loved us. It's so easy to love those that already love us, but the real test comes in loving those we think are "unlovable."

See ya next Friday, God willing.

Kafo said...

I'm asking myself this question
What message am I giving?

i liked this post

Naijadude said...

".... the love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us" Romans 5:5

Even though I dont know you, but I feel a personal connection with you, makes me love you more, makes me have love for people! *Makes me wanna join TERC* ;)
Thanks for sharing the message of love.

Reason for loving you? You aid in my relationship with God getting stronger every time, impact people we dont know could have on us. Where would I fit in the world without your gentle love you are showing without you even knowing. Always throwing the "word" in my comment section while I was talking about the "world", makes me cringe like I shouldnt be told the "word", I should be the one telling. But by His grace, that gave me the will power to get completely sold out to Him.

THANKS!!!

ps: the questions should go on my blog tmrw, I dont think I can personally email ppl eh...hahah!!

chidi said...

nice post! shows us we shld looks on d other side but people can be so annoying that u can't manage it. i've tried loads of times. didn't work but will keep trying

Believer said...

I am really being blessed by this series. God bless you.

....Because God is love, the most important lesson He wants me to learn on earth is how to love, because it is in loving that I am most like Him.....

I think this is what touches my heart the most..'it is in loving that I am most like Him'. Loving people is not easy, it must be one of the most difficult things in the world. Those I have loved the most have in turn hurt me the most but since my desire and ultimate purpose is to be like the One who loved me most..hmm..i must continue to love so that I can be like Him.

I think this type of love is something that can only be put in our hearts by God himself because if we depend on our flesh..it is IMPOSSIBLE!!

I have a lot to think about.. Remain blessed.

N.B I will get back to you probably via email (hope that is ok) as to more info on my research. Thanks for your interest.

Eagle's Nest!!! said...

When a man allow God to take His place, it'll be very easy to love with God kind of love.

Thanks for sharing. Will come back to read....

Waiting on you....:)

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

learning to love .... only God can help us...
loving ur self is hard enough talkless of people...

i think it takes time ...but it becomes a lifestyle....

nothing comes easy in life..u just have to keep working at it...

u have to love urself to love others....this is one thing i know for sure....

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

i love that praise song so much...
i just saw ur comment on cherub's blog....