June 5, 2012

They Do Not Truly Love....And It Shows...

 They do not truly love who do not show their love ~ Shakespeare

Not everyone loves to delve into the depths of others ponderings as I do, but most everyone loves a strong one liner. These will keep standing when passing through time if they are truly wise.  They will be truly wise if they can be backed up by God's truth.  And Shakespeares statement will be standing when others have fallen away.  But what does the "Author of Love" has to say?
I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don’t have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing cymbal. I may have the gift to speak what God has revealed, and I may understand all mysteries and have all knowledge. I may even have enough faith to move mountains. But if I don’t have love, I am nothing. I may even give away all that I have and give up my body to be burned........... But if I don’t have love, none of these things will help me.
This is what Love acts like:
Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done,but it is happy with the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.
Can Love Go away?

God is Love.  He is the beginning and the end.  He has always been and will forever be; so love never comes to an end.   His word states this:
There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, but it will no longer be used.
There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself.
There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used.
Our knowledge is incomplete and our ability to speak what God has revealed is incomplete. But when what is complete comes, then what is incomplete will no longer be used.
When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became an adult, I no longer used childish ways.  
Now we see a blurred image in a mirror. Then we will see very clearly.
Now my knowledge is incomplete. Then I will have complete knowledge as God has complete knowledge of me. 
 So these three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the best one of these is love.

Yesterday we spoke about bringing a dodge ball to an egg toss.  We looked at how people are tossing love our way, but we don't get it.  I want us to pause on the topic and ask ourselves:
What is my Love angle?

In order to do this we have to clearly the object of our affections - so let's revisit our Love Angle information:

Loving people the way they need to be loved does not always coincide with the way they want to be loved. Agreement will necessitate maturity of discernment.

In thinking about loving someone as we should, there is a very important factor of love that is overlooked, in my opinion, and that is intent. We cannot truly love someone without our intent being to keep our commitment to care for their best interst.  In other words, whomever that intent is in favor of is whom the object of our “love” is directed at. This is how we discern if we are in love with someone else, or sad to say, simply in love with ourselves.

If our actions are ultimately neglecting the nurturing, encouragement, or support of the one we are in the relationship with, then whether our intent is to do that or not it is still happening to them. We cannot see how harmful our actions, words, etc are unless we are open to looking at our true love angle.

It is important to understand: neglectful behavior happens when we commit to a relationship, but then do not have the discipline or selflessness to follow through due to lack of discipline within ourselves. This has to do with areas in which we,  individuall, must address maturity principles as we seek wisdom.

God implores us to not only gain knowledge, but also to glean understanding.  Our word understanding is translated in scripture from a Hebrew word, BYIN; which means:  to discern , perceive, observe, pay attention, to be intelligent, to heed, to instruct, to teach, to attend to, to be sensible. It pertains to superior knowledge. An individual must know how to use information wisely while perceive through our senses.
 Jesus noted in Matt 13:13 that it is possible to hear without perceiving. BYIN /  understanding is a gift from God. We can pray for it and God can reveal it. Out of Love God will not give pearls of wisdom to people not stable enough to handle its power.  Proverbs 28:5 says: Evil people do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand everything.  Let us diligently seek justice, pursue it with His power and grab hold of what we find and share it as the wealth it surely is.

My Prayer for us all is that we mature into our head, which is Christ. Then our love will be complete; missing nothing!  Don't hyper focus on how much you have to grow, rest in Him to finish the good work He began in you.....just like the rest of us, you have some maturing to do!

Much love to you all~kisses
©Candace Huffmaster 2012, All Copyrights Reserved
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