Looking at the title of this blog, it seems as if I spelled the word “love” incorrectly. Well, this is true, but to define the word, I am correct. 1 John 4:8 says, “He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.” So if God is love then that tells me love is God. To love is to have God (1 John 4:7: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God.”) You have to know God in order to love. You cannot love without God because God is love and without God there is no love. It amazes me how small, simple revelations like that can mean, go, and do so much! You see, God is omnipresent, everywhere present. They say “love makes the world go round”.. So to translate that, “God makes the world go round” and we know that “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen.1:1), and as you read on, it goes to speak on all the other things He said to come to pass come to pass. He did that with love and out of love because He is love! He wasn’t bored, He wasn’t trying to show off, He wasn’t trying to prove anything, He simple was just loving. The Bible talks plenty about love. Loving God, loving others, loving those that hate you, but in reality, that is one of the hardest things to do: LOVE! Why? We know God right? Therefore it should be easy to love because if we know God then we love. So why is it that we believers don’t love others? It does not say, “He who knows God for 5 or more years loves”, it says EVERYONE that loves is born of God and knows God and he that loves NOT, knows NOT God. It doesn’t matter HOW long you been saved, how long you’ve been living for God; none of that is a requirement nor important. If you know God, you love. Simple as that. Yes, yes, YES! I know, I know….there are definitely some unlovable people out here in the world, but it is not your job to judge or determine if they get it or not, but it is your job to love: “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34, KJV) . Do you know how many of us “saved folk” who are/were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay worse then the “worldly” folk that God STILL loves! “Loves”—present tense. I know I’ve done some dirt in my life to where I KNOW or at least felt like I didn’t deserve His love and yet He still gives and gave it to me! I mean, He is love, so that has to be easy right? Nah…that’s really hard. In my opinion, God has a hard job and we don’t make it easy! We do what’s wrong knowing He’s telling us to do what’s right. We go after worldly things, instead of Godly things. We get caught up in the blessings and forget the lessons. We get saved and get all high and lifted up, instead of remaining humble and remembering where we came from. I really do trip out on us humans, no lie.
I blogged, “What’s Love got to with it” (http://danikakayelle.blog.com/?p=38), a while back, and the answer is everything. There is God in everyone. Every one is capable of knowing God for the simple fact that they are capable of loving. The thing is that people are blinded, severely! The devil is making it seem like you can just love certain people and its all good, but the Bible says, “Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them” 1John 2:9-11, KJV. You can be headed in a direction that you think you see what’s to come and truly have no idea. As usual, there is hope!! Not only God is love, but God is light (1John 1:5); and if God is light then love is light because God is love. Guess what, it all boils down to God, but it can start with love. Love will open up doors for you that has been shut tight, love will draw people to you, love will stop a person from killing themselves or harming others, love will give you such joy and inner peace. I dare not say that “love” is the answer, because God is and God is love; therefore the true translation is: God can open up doors that’s been tightly shut, God will give you the right people and draw them to you, God can heal, give joy, and peace. They work hand in hand. They are one; but I dare not take away the glory of God. Without God, love would not be possible and you must give credit and honor to whom its due.
Not that you are God, but when you come across a time, and you will, when its hard to show and/or give love, just reflect on your life and how you don’t deserve all that He has done and His love and shake that devil off and love the HELL out of that person or persons! I guarantee you that you will open up room to receive an outpour! <–that was for me!
Give love and get love. Know God and know love. He loves you and so do I! You are the reason I blog. He reveals these things to me because somewhere, someway, my words, from Him, will ignite something in someone and it wont be me, but He that gets the glory.! Amen..
Bless and be blessed.