Hi…I’m back. And as you see, I titled this blog, “What is LOVE?” And I know many who have read my other blogs are thinking: Yeah, I know what you’re gonna say, God is love. Right? Of course God is love. In 1 John 4.16, it talks about how God is love and those who abides in love, abides in God and God in him…
But what I really want to say is, we all know how to love one another. Why can’t we do it more often? Children say love is when people are kind to one another and hug each other. Teens believe that love is when you help others. Adults think that love is sex. Love is not sex…sex is just to reproduce. Many confuse love with lust. When you love one another. You give without expecting to receive. You forgive, forget and move on. You help even your worst enemy. You see, Jesus lived as He was still in Heaven. Being there for others. Providing food, health and more without asking for anything in return, but to follow Him. God wants us to depend on Him totally. Because He loves us. But those who don’t want to approve that, God won’t help them, because He has given us all a free will. He has given us air to breathe, the sun for everyone, good or bad. All He wants us to do is thank Him and love Him above all and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
When you are hurt by someone you love, it’s because you’re loving that person more than God. You are relying on someone to make you happy. When that is God’s job. He can make you happy. I say it, because I lived it. I use to love my wife and kids more than anything, more than God. When I lost them, I fell into depression. When I would see my kids in the weekends, it was like Heaven on Earth. But as soon as the weekend was over…I just wanted to die. But one day I realized, while reading The Bible. When Jesus says: If you love father, mother, son, daughter more than me, you are not worthy of me. (Matthew 10.37:) I cried, because I rather be worthy of Him than unworthy. I learned to love God. I learned that God is love. When you have God, you have His love to love others like yourself and not be obsessed with another person. I learned that my failures in life was not because of my ex, but because I wasn’t giving God priority in my life. So, if anyone hates me, it won’t affect me, because I know I love God and He loves me. I am able to love others now better, because I learned to love others like I love myself and not more than myself nor more than God.
God is love. He is our everything. With God, you don’t have to want anything else this world can offer. (Psalms 23.1;) He provides. He heals. He blesses those who follow Jesus. Because Jesus taught us to love even our enemies. And He did it on the cross when He said: Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing. (Luke 23.34;) Like I said earlier. We all know how to love one another. The reason it’s so hard for you to love those who hurt you is because you’re not loving God with all your might and loving your neighbor as you love yourself. And if you can’t forgive the offense of another, God the Father will not forgive your offenses. (Matthew 6.14;) Jesus wants us all to make it to Heaven. He doesn’t want to leave no one behind. But He can’t obligate anyone. He gave you a free will. He suffered and died for us, and resurrected so we can have access to Heaven through Him by believing in Him and following Him, obeying His Word, His commandments.
I want you to watch this awesome video I saw on YouTube, that proves that everyone knows how to love. But we all need God’s love. Watch and enjoy!
I just wanted to add…I have not been depressed since the beginning of 2014. I want to thank God for that and give Him all the glory and honor to Him. Even though my mom passed away on the month of November, I mourned for 3 weeks and God gave me strength to carry on. But I have never felt like hurting myself ever again.