God is love and He is the source of true love. It is the only love which never fails! God’s love is so powerful and the bond of it is so strong, you and I may never experience the vastness of it over our entire lifetime!
God’s love is truth. It is perfect. God’s love is pure. His love is transforming. God’s love will love the unloveable and reach down into the depth of despair to raise you up and redeem you from destruction.
Here is what 1 John 4:7 says, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
If you say that you love someone and you are unsaved and do not have a relationship with God, can you honestly say that your love is genuine, pure and that your love will never fail?
If you answered yes, you may want to think a second time about your answer. The scripture says that loving others and knowing God in a personal and intimate go hand in hand because love comes from God.
Your Love Will Be Tested
Your love for others will definitely be put to the test and the true test of its’ authenticity will be evidenced by how well you handle differences of opinions, ideas, and how well you endure together when you fall short of each other’s expectations.
In marriage a husband and his wife will face many of these instances where their love will be rigorously tested. It is a fact that there will be times when both will fail each other. They will come short of meeting each other’s expectations and will even do or say things to hurt each other.
In order to pass this test it means that your marriage must be firmly rooted in God’s love, that you are willing and able to forgive each other, reconcile your differences and move forward in spite of each other’s failures or flaws.
I have much respect and admiration for couples who have been together in marriage for many years and no matter what circumstances they face in life, they strive to love each other with God’s love.
“I pray that your love will keep on growing more and more, together with true knowledge and perfect judgement, so that you will be able to choose what is best. Then you will be free from all iniquity and blame on the day of Christ.” – Philippians 1:9-10
If Not For You
The title of this segment was adopted from a poem I came across recently written by Joanna Fuchs. I fell in love with the poem because as I meditated on the words and the message the author was trying to convey, I thought of the depth of God’s love and the way I have encountered it. I can truly say, “If Not For You [Lord]”
The poem goes like this:
If not for you, I wouldn’t know What true love really meant. I’d never feel this inner peace; I couldn’t be content.
If not for you, I’d never have The pleasure of romance. I’d miss the bliss, the craziness, Of love’s sweet, silly dance.
I have to feel your tender touch; I have to hear your voice; No other one could take your place; You’re it; I have no choice.
If not for you, I’d be adrift; I don’t know what I’d do; I’ll be searching for my other half, Incomplete, if not for you.
Poem retrieved from: poemsource.com
God’s Love Makes All the Difference
I firmly believe that God’s love is what the world need to experience today so that He can begin to make a difference in the lives of people.
So many are afraid – afraid to love again. They have been hurt, disappointed and have had pain inflicted upon them. They do not know who to trust because they have had so many bad experiences with people who claimed to love them.
Life has never been the same and the invisible wall of self- defence and protection is so high and so thick, nothing can penetrate it.
But God’s love makes all the difference. His love is the perfect bond for everything. God’s love in you drives out fear and make room for faith to begin to operate in your life once again.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” ~ 1 John 4:18 NIV
Questions to discuss in the comments segment
- In what ways has a friend failed you? What was the outcome of your relationship?
- In what ways has your spouse failed you?
- How can God’s love change your situation?