This is a principle that we can never let far from our thoughts and hearts.
As a Christian we are to LOVE one another!
John 13:34, So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
Love is DANGEROUS!
Love brings WOUNDS!
When we love other people besides being self absorbed into our own little universe, we are opening ourselves up for the opportunity of being hurt.
In fact, if you are going to open yourself up for love, you will be HURT!
What many people do when they are hurt is they SHUT DOWN, and go into protective mode. They are making sure they do not feel the pain of love again! When we think of love most think of the TV & movie type of love – shiver me timbers! True love feels the oochie goochies, but true love is grown and when the feelings diminish the reality of love is absolutely a reality. WE HURT EACH OTHER. Majority of the time people hurt people on accident, but there are times when people are just nasty mean, and they strive to wound others. Joyce Myers states, “hurt people, hurt people”.
We must learn the cycle of love to remain a person who loves.
EVERY TIME YOU LOVE, YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, EVERY TIME YOU BECOME VULNERABLE, IT IS INEVITABLE, YOU WILL BE HURT, AND EVERY TIME YOU GET HURT, YOU MUST FORGIVE, OR YOU CANNOT LOVE AGAIN! Say that to yourself 10 times a day…..lol.
This is how God the Father loves us! He chose to love you and I when we did not care who He was. He sent His only son Jesus do die for our sins. When He gave His all many still have rejected Him. Those who have accepted Him, still choose to reject Jesus by sinning. Jesus does not throw us away, He still chooses to love us. I don’t know about you, but that type of love is a challenge.
That is why Gal 2:20 is so powerful, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
This is not our fleshly type of love, but His love through us! You already have it resident when you accepted Jesus (Gal. 5:22).
CHOOSE TO LOVE TODAY, ESPECIALLY, THE UNLOVABLE!
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For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy