Friday, May 15, 2009

Click Here for Love Advice

What the world needs now, is love, sweet love. It's the only thing, that there’s just too little of.....

Remember the song? What truth it spoke.

Everywhere you look, everybody's looking for that elusive thing called love. Headers on websites everywhere spout, click here for love advice. Articles in magazines, television commercials, and entire books are devoted to finding a just little bit of it.

If we could just find that forever kind of love, we would be complete and whole. No more need to fill the hole within with other things like food, medication, alcohol or a warm body. All we need is love. Right?

Absolutely true. What the world does need is love. But not from an individual. The world needs it from the source, from the one who is called love. We need love from God.

We were created to love God so when we don't there’s a hole inside us where the love is supposed to be. Here's the catch though, we can't love completely, God is love, He must be the one to love through us. We have to begin by asking Him to give us a heart like His that loves like He does.

In John 14:15, Jesus said, "If you love Me, you will keep my commandments." If we really love like God does, we will want to do as He asks. In other words when we have a problem being obedient, what we really have is a love problem. We must in turn go to God, not with the request of "make me obedient" but "make me love You enough to be obedient"

This is much of our problem in the world today. Though we fill our churches on Sunday and try to be good, we do not really love God. We love our plans. We love our comfort. We love our nice lives. We love our possessions. We love our children. We love having our life our way. We love other things more than we love God.

You might be saying, “If I gave everything over and really loved God like that, He might make me do things I can’t do” “He might send me to some jungle with no indoor plumbing or make give up everything I enjoy”

God will never make you do something. When you really love Him, He begins to put His desires in your heart. If He sends you to the jungle to wins souls for Him, He will first put that desire in your heart. We need to stop worrying about what we will lose and trust in His ability to give us what is best for us.

Today, if you are reading this blog, I believe it’s probably for a reason. Let today be a day of examination and change. The world does need a little more love and it starts with each of us. But it needs to be the right kind directed from God Himself.

If you have a love problem today, there is only one place to go, on your knees before the source.


Anonymous said...

Amen Sherri, wouldn't the world be so much better if everyone walked in love! Wow, so many more smiles and less frowns. That would be awesome!


Love you!

Have a blessed day in the Lord my friend!

Anonymous said...

I have an award for you my friend!

Just Be Real said...

I am one of the people you have given to God to read your blog as you stated. Thank you for sharing. Blessings Sherri....

Anonymous said...

Love IS my favorite word! And I adore this blog... you are always rooted.... I have the tendency to fly like a kite! Thank you for being here for me!!!