“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends”John 15:13
You cannot talk about love outside the person who is love, no one can give or express the love they have not received.
We carry this understanding into our love life; the love nature and identity we have as recipients of the love of Jesus is what we let influence us even in our relationships.
Many times, as we’ve discovered, the love area is one area where many are scared of being vulnerable to God with, so they’ve been cunned to define love by many things apart from that which God calls it.
God loves you so much to be unconcerned about your emotions or the need to be loved and to love, so quit compartmentalising your life and shutting out God from your love life, any father would definitely want to be a part of his children’s life, how much more our heavenly Father? He already dwells inside of you.
Love is God’s nature and it’s also the nature of the believer, for we are born of God.
1 John 3:11 says that “For this is the message that we have heard from beginning, that we should love one another ” loving is therefore our disposition towards people.
A believer that is ruled by love takes that same consciousness into their relationships, you allow God’s word define your relationship and not lose sight of your identity. It’s not a different person going into the relationship, It’s still the same you as a believer!
Love is not just a feeling, it’s a person, God is Love! To have a flourishing relationship is to allow this person have the ascendancy in your relationship. People have been in relationships that broke them because they treat relationships as casual events. God wants His children to be discerning in relationships, and the way to that is by first and foremost giving Him a place, he wants to be a part of our relationships not just a gambling operator that helps us select!
God wants us to be believers with a thorough understanding of His love for us and what that love represents to even our world and immediate relations.
Further Reading: 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 3:13-19
CONFESSION: I AM RULED BY LOVE, I GIVE GOD AND HIS WORD AUTHORITY OVER MY RELATIONSHIPS.