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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Life of Love..as One Servent Sees It

Good evening, or, rather, Blessed early morning, Bloggy Friends! I pray all is well with you and your family.


I am unable to sleep at the moment, and I needed a few moments to just sit, and worship the Lord. As so often is the case, it is in those times when we are not really thinking of anything in particular, that He ministers to our hearts so profoundly. If you have been reading my blog posts, then you know where my heart stands with God...it is a personal relationship with Him that I crave, and need to foster in all things. That is my heart's plea. Tonight, as I pray for many with whom I have spoken, it is also my heart's cry for them. That there be, for them, a personal, joyful, abiding relationship with God , and that His assurance and peace would overwhelm them with His perfect Joy in all things. That love would fill their lives with Hope.

I never give away a confidence. I also never keep within myself what I am told...how is that possible? Because when I am in my prayer closet, I open up my spirit to the Father, and let my concern, and my love for my brothers and sisters in Christ spill over from my incapable hands, to His perfectly able ones. It is just what I do.

I have often asked the Lord to use me...to just let me, somehow, even in the smallest way, give back to others the love He has always shown me. Being one who prays gives me that blessed opportunity. It is not who I am, or what I can do that makes any difference at all. It is Him, His mercy, His grace, that flows like a river to cleanse, and renew, and invigorate with the wonder of His New Life that makes all things different.

I have shared before that one of my favorite verses in the Word is "Let brotherly love continue." It is a small verse, only four words...yet, it speaks volumes of how we should be toward each other, doesn't it? That is the thing about walking in Love with another person...if you are, you can only want what is the very best for them...and, you will lift them up, and ask the Father to bless them. You simply have to, because it is a mighty force that calls you to seek happiness for them...this "brotherly love."

In the name of love, many things have been accomplished. Huge memorials have been built to speak of the love that a man has for a wife, like the Taj Mahal. Legacies of hospitals, parks, even something so grand as the Lincon Memorial, and the Viet Nam Wall in Washington D.C....yet, the greatest testimony of love ever written were these words:

"For God so loved the World that He gave his only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

So, how can we give anything of ourselves that is worthy to be called "love?" It is so simple, really...all we need to do is this one thing, which the Father has told us:

                                                   "Love thy neighbor as thyself."


That is the true life of Love, as this servent sees it...just love others, as you wish the Father to love you...
As the song "Friends" says:

With the faith and love God's given,
Springing from the hope we know,
and we will pray the Joy you'll live in,
is the strength that now you show,
we'll keep you close as always,
it won't even seem you've gone,
cause our hearts in big and small ways,
will keep the love that keeps us strong.

Friends are friends forever, if the Lord is the Lord of them,
And friend will not say "never,"
cause the the Welcome will not end.
Though it's hard to let you go,
in the Father's hands we know,
that a lifetime is not too long,
to live as friends."

Whether near or far, here, or gone on, if we love another as He has shown us, that love will cover the miles, the world, if it has to, but it will be known...this is why we are called to "let brotherly love continue." because we all need true love...His love.  Nothing can destroy love. if it is true in Him...even death can not make it void.  May we be examples of this, and until we meet again, may the Lord bless you GOOD!

simpleoldgurl

3 comments:

Hopeful Heart said...

My dear, you live out that "let brotherly love continue" passage beautifully. In the seveal months I've known you, you have been a faithful, praying, very wonderful friend. I love you dearly, and I thank God for your friendship.

Love,
Patti

A Gardner's Cottage said...

What a beautiful post!

Treasures Evermore said...

Beautiful post Bev...you speak so eloquantly and from the heart. I know that in relationships you sometimes have to let go...and I see that and know that. But I also realized that through your posts, prayer and blessing for them are a MUST...so I will pray and bless those whose relationships have to "move on". They are still loved by God...and I must do the same.

Thank you, Thank you for these words of encouragement.

Luv,
Connie