I write a lot about love. To me love is the ultimate, the only, the everything. I believe love is the answer. Love has a way of overlooking and pushing on regardless of the situation. Love looks past the bad thing and sees the good on the other side.
Love has the capability to heal. Love can heal anything that is broken. Love can make all things new. Love can restore and draw close.
Love chooses love above all else and believes in itself…
Love is a powerful force within our world. Love gives joy, peace, forgiveness, grace, hope and essentially, life. Without love there is pain and suffering, greed and jealousy, anger and revenge, thus making death imminent.
Love is given to us by the ONE who defines love. GOD is love and therefore love is HIM. So, everything love is, well that’s who God is.
The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.] 1 John 4:8 (AMP)
This is just one verse that shows us who God is and how important love is. Because God is love, we should do everything in love.
Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NASB)
As we walk in love, we are patient, kind, hopeful, peaceful, encouraging, not boasting, complaining or giving up. Love enables us to believe in all things and hope for all things for all people.
4 Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. 5 It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. 7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (AMP)
In life, we each have a choice how to live each moment, each day. Sometimes trials we face present difficult choices and walking in love is a struggle. But as we persevere and stay in that love, the Father is with us covering us with His love, protecting us. I believe that even in the hard times, as we stay in close connection with the Father, the hard times are less difficult, bearable even. These times only become unbearable when we throw off that blanket of Love. We then are exposed to the cold world and a battle that we cannot win on our own.
Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:14 (NASB)
Choose love over all things, share love, give love… even when you don’t feel like it. Love, God’s Love, will always comfort, heal and fill our hearts with peace and joy. That love spreads and covers others. By putting on love, we have on our armor to face the attacks as we go into battle each day. At the end of the day, we are whole, having been protected by the love of the Father. To me, that is the best feeling ever and something I never want to lose!