If you are like me, you melt at true love stories. I know I do; and my
LOVE IS OF GOD!
Love exists because God is the creator of all things. Read verse seven: We can love one another because; LOVE IS FROM GOD.
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1 John 4:7-10
7 "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins."
If you presently are finding it difficult to LOVE your spouse, I suggest that, maybe it's because the Love you are digging for is not love; but just an emotion. You see God's Love; comes from Him...He gave us that Love through His Son Jesus when He "...so LOVED the world, that He gave His only begotten Son."
So many want to separate this from our romantic LOVE between our spouses, or if you are engaged...etc. But, if you long for a solid foundation; a love between you both, being filled with a confidence that your marriage will last through the all the trials of life...this is the LOVE that conquers all!
The latter part of verse 7 says: All that LOVETH (let me say this is regarding to the LOVE that comes from God) is born of God. If you ever talk with people before they surrendered their lives to Christ; they will testify that when they look back, before Christ; their lives were empty. But, when Jesus filled their hearts with His Life and Love, their lives were so full that their hearts in turn became a waterfall spilling out God's goodness, love and hope to all. I personally have seen marriages getting ready to completely fall apart, then miraculously; a spouse will surrender their lives to Jesus. Then they in turn selflessly love their spouse, who usually will come to Christ as well!
But, we must always remember, as a couple and a family; that we must continually strive to KNOW GOD more. We see this in the last part of verse seven; to not only be born of God and yet, as well: know Him! What is cool, is that the term KNOW is an intimate word. It means to come into. Daily my friends, we must come into God's Presence, delve into His Word...in that we come to know Him more and more. Where His thoughts become ours, His Ways are our ways. In that how can our life go down the wrong paths? With God's Love, our marriages will be solid and give out a pleasant aroma of God's sweet spirit in our lives.
The question is, "Is this what we want?" So many feel they can separate their Christianity from their relationships. In the mentality of many in this world, we see that we save this for Sundays. But, God created LIFE; He created us to live a life full of Him. And for those of us who care about the souls of others; we want this. We want more of Him; so we can touch many with His love and see lives transformed from death to life.
Please take this short devotional to heart. If your marriage is strained; consider how much of your LOVE for your spouse is OF GOD. Turn to Jesus; ask Him to be the Lord of your life and for Him to flow out to others.
Happy 'TRUE LOVE OF GOD DAY' to you!