Will I ever find True Love?
What is love?
→ I mean, We all should take time to really ponder these questions. (What is love///)
→ { Too often, we think we actually know what it is, but we really don’t }
→ I’m serious, we’ve all searched for “TRUE LOVE” and more times than not we come up empty…
because if we look at it like feeling; or an experience to be had, Love becomes elusive.
→ And when we think we’ve finally found it; overtime… it becomes difficult to maintain those emotions consistently.
More times than not the real issue is our misdiagnosis, based on the wrong definition of LOVE!
:: So How should we define Love… “Love Songs?”, “Famous Quotes”
Because afterall, IF WE START With the correct Definition of LOVE; we quickly discover that we tend to use the word can be used in many different ways that don’t quite cut it.
First let’s start with what it ain’t… Sorry …
[talk properly on YouTube Shawn]
First let’s start with … what it is not.
Love is not an emotion or a feelling.
How many times have you heard someone ask, “Babe, tell me why you love me?”
And in order to prove their love, the other person responds by listing off various reasons for their love. And in this list are things that are typically based on elements of a person’s life that we derive pleasure from.
In other words, I love you because you make me feel a certain way, or you meet my needs in certain areas… Well while those things are definitely, important to some of us, what happens when the other person doesn’t do those certain things anymore, or worse they change.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen this happen, and the sentiment becomes, I love you, but I am not in LOVE with you. As if love is something we can fall in and out of. Atleast that’s what some of our favorite music artists and great poets say.
You know…
It wasn’t until I discovered the TRUE SOURCE of LOVE, that I was able to begin to wrap my mind around the concept.
LOVE is so elusive for many of us, because it actually derives from SOME-ONE // and not an emotion. That’s right… True and authentic LOVE comes from someone…
That someone is “GOD!” The Scriptures tell us // of many attributes of God, and one of the prominent ones that is often found throughout the Bible is LOVE. 1 John 4:8 says, “But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
To be able to authentically love the way we were created to LOVE, we have to learn to know GOD.
So when your significant other asks you, “Babe, why do you love me”, your response should be “Because I chose to”
Now I know it doesn’t sound romantic. And they may be fishing for compliments, but that response speaks of your devotion to love.
Let’s Check out 1 Corinthians 13 as the Apostle Paul describes the High standard associated with the choice to love someone.

//Love is patient and kind;
//love does not envy or boast;
//it is not arrogant // or rude.
//It does not insist on its own way;
//it is not irritable // or resentful;
//it does not rejoice at wrongdoing,
//but rejoices with the truth.
//Love bears all things,
//believes all things,
//hopes all things,
//endures all things.
//Love never ends.

AS you can see, If we were to try to measure ourselves by the standard of LOVE // that we see displayed in God’s character. We would understand that our thoughts of love are really anemic.
And this is where the Gospel, the Good News about Jesus Christ shows us the ultimate display of love, the action that came from Jesus’ choice to LOVE US.

Romans 5:
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.

Through Jesus’ selfless action // HE DISPLAYS THE LOVE OF GOD FOR US… and so, gives us the strength, and the courage to step up to the plate, and LOVE like God.

→ Loving others because they are God’s creation. Being able to forgive, being able to live in harmony with others who don’t think like us, have the same political ideologies as us, look like us, or have the same views on God and creation as us.

So Why should we care about any of this… because God has shown us… the way… and that way is through Christ…

Here in the U.S. our nation is so divided over so many things… pick one. No matter what you believe about how we get through
this and the answer to making our country and our world better… If love is not our motivation… we are missing the mark.

For me it’s simple… TODAY make a conscious choice… TO LOVE.

[Cut to my cave]

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