THE LOVE WALK | Manifesting God’s fullness!

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Sometimes we want to think we have forgiven the wrongs people did to us but we still want to go ahead and make them feel a little bit guilty to justify whatever we felt against them… We want to find a slightest opportunity to make them feel what we felt! To show them how it feels to be betrayed, to be rejected, to be neglected and whatever it is they did to us. Maybe we held on for sometime and they did it the tenth time and we wouldn’t bear it again. We burst out, remind them with the long list, the things they’ve always done in the past and end it with a popular line “I have forgiven you for all those things but for this present one? You’ve pushed me to the wall.” If you can’t forgive today, you didn’t forgive yesterday.
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The amazing but ‘unfortunate-to-the-flesh’ truth is “love can’t be pushed to the wall… Love forgives and forget.” Because love doesn’t count sin, every sin is treated as though it was the first! Therefore we keep forgiving! True forgiveness is portrayed in forgetfulness. When the devil or even our flesh wants to remind us that we were wronged badly sometime ago, we need to yell to that voice saying “I was not wronged! The past was buried! I hold nothing against that fellow!” And we must go ahead never to really treat the fellow as though we are suspicious of them.
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When people wrong you, it should remind you that the flesh is weak and therefore anyone can actually do wrong going by the flesh! When you decide to take up the matter by your own, you’re also letting the flesh have its own way and the flesh can never ever act right! It is not a sin to feel angry, sometimes the feeling of anger gets us into action but the only anger we are permitted to feel is a righteous anger, that is an anger that isn’t fueled by flesh! We shouldn’t be consumed in anger, we just have to be consumed in love. This means we aren’t angry with people as much as we are angry with the wrong they did… Because we aren’t angry with them but with the deed, we do exactly what Jesus did! We separate them from their deed and just deal with the deed and not with them. By praying for people who wronged us, by asking the light of God’s love to shine through them we are dealing with the deed as has already been done by Jesus.
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It doesn’t matter if we showered so much love on people and they responded with “I don’t care” attitude! It doesn’t matter if we did right to someone and he responded with hate or selfishness, it doesn’t matter if we sacrificed our all for someone and they sacrificed none for us! It doesn’t matter at all…. We have to keep responding with love! While on that rugged cross, Jesus looked down on the people, they were spewing hate, cursing Him, rejoicing at His pains and inflicting pains on Him! But instead of using His divine powers against them, He used it for them and prayed thus “Forgive them…” By saying this, He was simply saying “standing in the office of the living God, I forgive you!”
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This is a hard nut for the flesh but we must love like Jesus did if He lives in us! We must allow Him to live through us. When we don’t walk in love to the extent God did, we are suffering the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of Christ in us. We have this love in us the moment we got born again, we are not limited to the extent we can love! We can love again and again! Yes, your partner may have betrayed you, she may have made you feel insecure, you may have been made to shed tears countless times and someone might have told you Jesus said “go ahead to divorce as long as there is a case of unfaithfulness” but hold on a bit! Jesus truly said one can divorce on the grounds of unfaithfulness but He never made it a rule! He was talking to those who were not born again and of the same nature as He is! God said “I hate divorce!” And it stands till date. Am not sure God has changed from hating what He hates to loving it. Jesus was not recommending divorce because somewhere else He encouraged us to forgive one and another as He has forgiven us.
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Those who can’t forgive may go ahead and divorce on grounds of unfaithfulness but we who have been saved by grace and empowered by the Spirit of God to extend the love of Christ to our partners no matter what they did wrong. Though their may be cases too complicated, we have to always know what the mind of God towards that situation is.
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No wonder the believers were instructed to love as Christ loved! We must walk in genuine love and yes we may not always feel like doing so but the flesh is weak and the spirit is willing! When we are placed in the same circumstances as the people who wronged us, we might have done the worst! We forgive as God has forgiven us! This is love and this is how we mature in faith! We mature as we become consistent in our love walk.
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I haven’t said we should voluntarily expose ourselves to danger or to ugly situations just to test our love walk! I haven’t said it is okay to know someone will always cheat on you and you go ahead to marry that person on the grounds that he or she will change! No, I haven’t said that! When it wasn’t time for Jesus to die, He was in a place where they sought to kill Him and He miraculously passed through them. He left that danger zone! You can forgive an unrepentant someone for cheating on you and still disengage with the person even while praying for him or her. You can forgive someone who abused you but never give room to be abused again! Love is one thing and trust is another. Even while you may not trust someone for not proving themselves trust worthy, you can still go ahead and love them, doing for them what you ought to do for them while still protecting yourself from possible hurt. This means, you might have moved on from that relationship but you don’t go about talking against them, reminding them of what they did wrong and telling everyone who care how bad they are! It is possible to move on and still love genuinely.
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To manifest the fullness of God isn’t to wrought miracles or to speak in tongues or to even teach the word so accurately! It is to manifest love just as Christ did! God is love and those who are of God walks in that reality! Love is the true manifestation of God’s word, the foundation of every miracle!
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God bless you!
#GracefulGeorge

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