Wednesday, October 25, 2006

In love with you...

Isn't it good to know that even when we don't love with a perfect love, Jesus does? Flat out from work but on my book mark it wrote: But seek first His kingdom & His righteousness, & ALL these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 Just blog on, leave the work for just a moment...

When it comes to love, feeling rule the day. Emotions guide the ship. Goose bumps call the shots. But should they? Can feelings be trusted? Can a relationship feel right but be wrong? Heads are nodding. A single mum is nodding. A college kid with a broken heart is nodding. Feelings can fool you. Teenage girl who is puzzled by the lack of feelings she has for a guy. Before they started dating, she was wild about him. The minute he showed interest in her, however she lost interest...ever been there?

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth" 1 Cor. 13:6 [NIV] In this verse lies a test for love. Do I encourage this person to do what is right? For true love "takes no pleasure in other people's sins but delights in the truth" 1 Cor. 13:6 [JB]. If you find yourself prompting evil in others, heed the alarm. This is not love. And if others prompt evil in you, be alert. Check the room key.

Classic example. A young couple are on a date. His affection goes beyond her comfort zone. She resists. But he tries to persuade her with the oldest line in the book: "But I love you. I just want to be near you. If you loved me..." That siren you hear? It's the phony-love detector. This guy doesn't love her. He may love having sex with her. He may love her body. He may love boasting to his buddies about his conquest. But he doesn't love her. True love will never ask the "beloved" to do what her or she thinks is wrong. Love doesn't tear down the conviction of others. Quite contrary. "Love builds up" 1 Cor. 8:1 "Whoever loves a brother or sister lives in the light & will not cause anyone to stumble" 1 John 2:10

Love never celebrates misfortune. You know your love is real when you weep with those who weep & rejoice with those who rejoice. You know your love is real when you feel for others. Real love changes people. Didn't God's love change you? Weren't you, like the prisoner, blind? You couldn't see beyond the grave. You couldn't see your purpose in life until He showed you. And you couldn't hear either. Oh, your ears functioned but, your heart didn't understand. You'd never heard of such love & kindness, & you never would have heard of it, but God spoke in your language. And, most of all, He set you free. You are free! Free to run away. Free to harden your heart. Free to duck down side streets & hide behind trash cans. But you don't. Or if you do, you come back. Why? Because you've never been loved like this before...

And does Christ rejoice when you do what is right? Certainly. "The Lord delights in those who fear Him, who put their hope in His unfailing love" Psalm 147:11 [NIV] Does He weep when you do? Absolutely! He is the "God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times 2 Cor. 1:3-4 [MSG]. Do you want to know what love is? "This is what real love is: It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins" 1 John 4:10 Isn't that good news?!!

When it comes to love:

Be careful: Make sure you're in the right hotel. Before you walk down the aisle, take a good long look around. Make sure this is God's intended place for you. And, if you suspect it isn't, get out. Don't force what is wrong to be right. And until love is stirred, let God's love be enough for you. There are seasons when God allows us to feel the frailty of human love so we'll appreciate the strength of His love. David wrote these words in the desert: "Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you...My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods." Psalm 63:3,5 [NIV]

Be prayerful: What if it's too late? Specifically, what if we're married to someone we don't love - or who doesn't love us? Many choose to leave. That may be the step you take. But if it is, take at least a thousand others first. And bathe every one of those steps in prayer. Love is a fruit of the Spirit. Ask Christ to help you love as He loves. "God has given us the Holy Spirit, who fills our hearts with His love" Roman 5:5 [CEV]. Ask everyone you know to pray for you. Your friends. Your family. Your church leaders. Get your name on every prayer list available. And, most of all, pray for &, if possible, with your spouse. Ask the same God who raised the dead to resurrect the embers of your love.

Be grateful: Be grateful to those who love us. Be grateful for those who have encouraged us to do what is right & applauded when we did. Do you have people like that in your World? If so, you are doubly blessed. Be grateful for them. And be grateful for our Father in Heaven. He passes the test with ease.

Christ always nourishes what is right. He always applauds what is right. He has never done wrong, led one person to do wrong, or rejoiced when anyone did wrong. For He is love, & love "does not rejoiced when anyone did wrong. For He is love, love "does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. 1 Cor. 1:6 [NASB].

Inspired by:

Max Lucado & a dear sister in Christ

28 comments:

jel said...

Amen

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice!

*HUGS* You are always first to support me! How's your week? I hope things are getting better, time can wash away the pain of losing love ones as the Lord Heals in ALL aspect of our life!

Christ always heal, always love never stop...

jel said...

In God's time all will be well! :)



God bless

huggs~

Julie said...

Be careful: Make sure you're in the right hotel. Before you walk down the aisle, take a good long look around.

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Erm pls be careful when stepping into a hotel. Why do you always go hotel? LOL

audrey` said...

Hey Brother Godwyn

This is one of the best posts which I had ever read.
It's written so well.
It conveys a lot of meaningful insights into LOVE.

A little love makes a big difference =)

Take care.

God is love.

cybeRanger said...

Awesome post.. Glory be to God..
Your blog will be awarded "Best Christian Blog of the Week" soon..stay tuned.

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice,

Surely all will be well as the God we serve is the greatest God! Amen?!

I will keep praying with you:-)Enjoy your weekend with your family. God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Julie that's a trick question right:-) I'll take your advise to be careful when I step into a hotel, not a motel:p

I frequent hotels for the FOOD with their Restaurants for my clients! No hotel keys not to worry:p Or should I bring you along the next time to claim my innocence:p

All in all have a great weekend! Enjoy your Hotel Wedding as well ya!

May the Lord Keep you & Bless you, always...

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Audrey,

Praise the Lord for all the glory! Max Lucado writing can inspire many at all time!

I was inspired by a sister in Christ who share with me her love with her love one who had pass away...she reminded me of the patience of love, the kindness of love....

Thank you for your kind comments! God is love to all:-) Haze is gone! Are you having an outdoor outing with your family this weekend?

Stay bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey brother Cyberanger,

Thank you for dropping by! I haven't heard from you for a long while. Pray that all is fine and your blog is getting great with time!

Award to Christ the Saviour! Max Lucado & a sister in Christ! Have a good weekend bro! Take care:-)

Julie said...

Godwyn, hhhmmm....no need to claim innocence. If you are, you will be. =P

And I dun wanna go! =P~~~

Anonymous said...

Congratulation to you Bro! Good post. :)

jel said...

Hi !

GOD BLESS
Huggs :)

Godwyn Lim said...

Dear sister PW,

Have a great holiday. I pray for your journey mercy when you travel & the promised of Isaiah 54:17 "No weapon that is formed against you will prosper..."

Enjoy your break & share with us your trip about Japan when you return!

God Bless:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice,

*Hugs* How are you? I haven't seen a new post you made for this week, miss your blogging!

I'm fine just stress out on work! How I wish your house is within driving distance where I can visit you for a cheese cake & fishing!

Miss you ya! God Bless, have a good weekend!

jel said...

hey brother,
how are you ?

I have put some new posts up! :)

you take care , my best to your family!
God blessings on you and your!

huggs

Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Janice, I didn't get to view your blog for the last few days as I did not 'refresh' the loading page! Just found out:p

Visited your blog, Greatly blessed by it! Love all the pictures! Awesome:-)

Thank you! *Hugs* My beloved Sister:-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes I am in love with God! Great post Godwyn! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

hey, bro! my parents just got back from singapore. i wasn't able to go with them... =( anyway, i'm so glad to back blogging again. i missed you!

Godwyn Lim said...

Kitty it's good to hear from you, just like you, I'm in love with God:-)

Your recent posts are very interesting! Have a good weekend ahead! God Bless:-)

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi PIA,

You are back to blogging! Wonderful news, sure miss you heaps!

It's a pity you didn't come to Singapore with your parents, else we can meet up & fellowship!

Next trip remember to drop by Singapore & let me know:-) Have a good weekend ahead.

May the Lord favour be with you & anything you do will prosper in His name?! Amen?! As the God we serve is a good God full of loving kindness & tender mercy:-)

audrey` said...

Hey Brother

How are you?

May I have your advice again?
How much is a sms from Singapore to a West Malaysian mobile phone?
How about a sms from Singapore to a Singapore mobile phone used in England?

Thank you.

Godwyn Lim said...

Hi sister Audrey,

I'm fine, just slept whole day with the rainy weather! Haven't done that for a long time:-)

The Information Below: For M1 Users

Global SMS received in Singapore are free.

Per Global SMS sent by M1 customer locally:

15¢ per SMS

Per Global SMS sent by M1 customer overseas:

15¢ plus prevailing SMS rates, taxes and/or other levies imposed by operators may apply

Per Global SMS sent by The M Card customer:
15¢ per SMS

I'm a M1 User. Which company do you use?

Hope that helps:-) God Bless!

audrey` said...

Good Morning Brother!

Yeah! You're so helpful with the info.
Thank you =)

I'm a Singtel user.
The rates should be about the same.

God bless!

jel said...

Hi Brother,
sounds like you need the rest,:)

I have been under the weather lately , and hve been sleeping alot, for me anyway !


Blessings

Anonymous said...

hey, bro, how ar you? you haven't been posting. miss yah!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey Sister Janice,

it's good being asleep ya with the good weather!

I've been resting:-) Sorry for the late reply. Have a good week ahead!

God Bless!

Godwyn Lim said...

Hey PIA,

you are right, I haven't been blogging for a few weeks! Just being too lazy I guess:-)

Just draft up one entry today while waiting to attend the Church Service!

Thank you for dropping by, miss ya too!

Have a great week ahead, be embrace by our Daddy's blessing!