Guys, did you miss me? You bet I have missed you more! For real. I haven’t been so very consistent in my writing art and that’s because there is a lot happening at the same time. Yes, I don’t know what to fix where, when and how. However, I have chosen to use this day to be able to put something up for you that I have gotten to learn over time. In one way or another, I hope that it is going to help us all and make us feel some typa way.
There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. That’s the Biblical kinda love and I’m sure most of us are so familiar with this scripture. A good example to it is demonstrated by God, and His only Son Jesus Christ. The first demonstration is in John 3:16- For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him may not perish, but have everlasting life! And illustration 2? Mark 14:36 Jesus prayed, “Father, Everything is possible for You. Take this cup from me, yet not what I want, but what You will”
Christ Jesus gave Himself up not only to fulfill the Father’s will, but mostly because He loved us so greatly and that is why the fear for death on a cross, a painful death on a cross was overcome by a great love He had for all of us. That is why today I want to use an unlimited kind of love as an example to help change the fact that we are so limiting in love to the people we claim to love so much and with all of our hearts.
- Be honest.
If you love, by all means it needs to be a sincere kind of love. God had the chance to revoke His decision on sending His Son down on the cross to die for us but what He felt for us was so sincere, He didn’t imagine creating us and watching us perish. Jesus also had an opportunity to reject the passion, but out of an honest love, He died and conquered sin. So, would you love in such honesty, without a need to take other different decisions that allow for several other conditions? If truly you love someone, love them without conditions and without limits. Let is flow!
- Pray and communicate
The only way Jesus maintained a good and steady relationship with His Father and with His closest friends who were the disciples was because He often spent time alone in prayer. He prayed so that He would know when and how to communicate. For instance, when there was a raging storm in the sea and the disciples were scared and woke Him up from His sleep, He stilled the waters in trusting God that the situation would calm, and gently He asked His disciples why they had such little faith yet He was with them.
In the same way, we will experience certain storms of our lives because of love, and when we don’t pray, we fail to communicate the proper way. But in trusting God to calm the storms in our hearts, He is equally able to give us the right words to speak.
- Be intentional and exclusive
There is bound to be a lot of hiccups in every journey of love. The most important thing is to have an intention and the intention should just be to love. If we allow the wind get to sway us from side to side, if from time to time we let ourselves lean on opinion, we get to forget our intention, which should be the very first thing we should have in our hearts. If Jesus didn;t have an intention to die for our sins because He loved us, if He listened to the inner voices of fear and doubt, we would not be here today. His intention was our redemption and redeemed we were. We got another chance.
Similarly, we too need to have an intention in love. Inner voices will tell us not to go further, inner voices will tell us to seek alternatives, inner voices will tell us to listen to the mind and not to the heart. Intention surpasses all doubt.
- God’s will over selfishness.
Over time, I have realized that I have prayed so much for what I want. I would tell God this and that, and stick at it with all of my heart. While the Bible says in Psalm 37:4, Delight Yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of Your heart, He means that we need to trust His will. It is okay to tell Him that I desire to love one with all of my heart, to marry them and vice versa, to be with them all the days of my life, but it is even more appropriate to say, “Lord, they belong to You. Not what I want, but what I will”. It is so magical, the beauty that gets to unfold with just trusting God’s will.
I would wish to talk so much about how to conquer fear with true love but the truth is all in God’s word and that is why I quoted a few scriptures. However, the greatest lesson I learned from all of this is that if we are living in such great fear, it is because we are selfish enough not to surrender to God’s will. When we let God and His will manifest greatly in our lives and in the lives of the people we love, He is able to reveal certain truths to us which we never knew before. Love truly. Love greatly. Love intentionally, and most importantly, surrender to God’s will.
Happy Wednesday. #iChoosePeace for my country Kenya!
From my heart to yours with love.