Sometimes love is uncomfortable. It used to be for me. For some it is uncomfortable because they have never known it and it’s uncomfortable to find love. For others it is uncomfortable because they have known it but been hurt related to it. Regardless of the reason, there is a problem when love is uncomfortable. When we find love uncomfortable, we may refuse to receive love, we may refuse to give love, and/or we may experience receiving and/or giving love but do a poor job in doing it. Why is this a problem? Here is why.
The Lord created us to be loved by Him, to love Him in return, and to love others. I found the answer to all of this, friend, for those of us who have ever found love to be uncomfortable. It all begins with Jesus. When we don’t resist His love but receive it in its fullness, and when we obey His greatest commands to love Him with all our hearts and to love others, we find we are transformed by the Lord from broken to whole. Not broken hearted but wholeheartedly receiving and giving love as we were created to do.
Turn to Jesus, friend. Receive His love. Return His love. Share His love with others. Walk in His love, and watch what the Lord will do when you are wholly surrendered to Him, to His will – and to His love! AMEN!
Help us to love, Lord, help us to love! Need I say more? Need I pray more? Father, we cannot possibly love the way to which you call us to love without your love and strength in us. Pour your Spirit more and more into your followers, dear Father. Teach us to love! Help us to love! Cause us to love! Grow us in love! Oh, let us love, Lord! Because of you! For you! Through you! More and more, Lord, let us love! AMEN!
“We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:1-2