Love Ain’t an Option

It’s a 2 step process! If you claim to love God who is the very essence of love (I John 4:8), you must also love God’s people. You can’t legitimately love the One without loving the other. I John 4:20 says, If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving [HIS] people. You’ve got to love both.” Fact is people respond to love and appreciation. Personally, when I am loved, I feel good about myself; I feel relaxed; I feel free to be myself. When I am loved, I feel the freedom to be honest, to be open, and to share myself with others. Being loved gives me the freedom to laugh and cry with the person I feel loved by. I want to be with them. I am willing to be vulnerable with them and to trust them. That is the way I feel about God and the people that love me. I feel drawn to them. I get it, everyone ‘love language’ is different but the foundational principle of each of those expressions is love and you can’t have one without the other! Love is not something we opt to do rather it’s something that God requires that we do and if He can love the ‘you’ in you… can do the same for others!



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