I wonder if you really know what true love looks like or if you have ever experienced it. How many of us substitute what the entertainment industry peddles as ‘love’ for the true love that is available to us each and every day? Well today I have a message for you from the lover of your soul – the one who loves you unconditionally and laid down his life for you. HearHis love:
“Listen to my song of love. A sin forgiven is a sin forgotten. A sin washed is a sin removed. You are washed. You are forgiven. You are free. Go and sin no more.
My love is deep. Deeper than any well. Higher than any mountain. Stronger than any force you can imagine. My love is endless and unchanging. If you have a temper tantrum, my love doesn’t change. If you deny me, my love doesn’t change. If you wander, my love doesn’t change.
I am forever the Bridegroom, enamored of his bride. I am forever madly, deeply, passionately in love with you. Every time you turn your thoughts toward me, you light a fire of passion within me – a passion to be with you forever – to see you protected, defended, provided for, pampered, cherished and adored. That is how I want you treated – that is what I created you for! TO BE LOVED!!
Even now you doubt because your experience of love has been corrupted. Doubt not, my beloved. You are cherished and I will protect you, defend you, provide for you and hover over you with passion. My desire is for you. I desire the best for you – the absolute best.
I did not lay down my life so that you would settle for mediocre. I did not suffer so that you would suffer the empty life of mediocrity. I suffered to set you free to love, to laugh, to joy in others. To serve in love is the absolute best life. To serve in duty is bondage. I set you free to love, laugh and serve in joy. That is the greatest gift you can give to me – live a life of love.”
This message of love, you will notice, is completely devoid of lust. It is hard for human beings to comprehend a love and passion devoid of lust. Yet that is the passionate love with which our Saviour loves us. Think of an artist who lives to create – whether buildings or sculptures or paintings. That passion, that fire is completely devoid of lust. Our passion for the Creator should be just the same – a passionate fire completely devoid of lust, and completely consuming. We should live to love the Master. If we would just surrender and make Him our focus, our lives would shine with His glory and bring us more joy and satisfaction than we even think is possible.
Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”