Welcome to another guest post from our weekly blogger - Josephine Wolley from Indonesia. I hope you enjoy another lovely piece by this amazing lady of the Lord.
Where can we find real love–the kind of love that doesn't ask for anything in return-the kind of love that loves without conditions and stipulations? Is there such love in our world? The bible tells us throughout scripture what real love is, and my heart tells me what real love is through God’s love for us. We know what real love is, but more important where is it?
Real love comes to us through our relationship with God and His Son Jesus Christ. If we have a personal relationship with Him we will feel God’s love in our life. We will come to know what it feels like to be loved with the wonderful blessings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. God shows us how much He loves us through His blessings. God’s blessings are proof that He loves us! In fact the greatest blessing we have been given is that of His Son Jesus Christ – the Redeemer of the world! (John 3:16)
We show just how much we love God through our actions. Are we willing to follow Him even if we don’t feel like it? Are we trusting in what God says for our life? Are we telling others about our love for God and the abundance we have been given? Are we telling people about the glorious blessings that God has poured out to us? These are ways in
which we show God how much we love Him. (Psalm 91:14)
God does let us know in order for us to be with Him in the eternal we must throw off the old selfish ways, and follow Him. But, even if we decide not to do that, and we continue to go our own selfish way, He would still love us! Wow! But who would want to do that? No one would but Jesus. Why? The answer is "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him." (1 John 4:16)
And a question comes in mind "What if there's always a trial that looks hard for myself to love people around me? How could I keep loving them same as Jesus has done?"
Well, the answer is we all have personality traits that irritate or offend other people. When you surrender to God, he files down your rough spots. He carves away any pettiness or smallness in your life, and ironically, your personality isnt diminished, but is softened and beautified. Jesus knew when He surrendered to His Father's will, God's limitless love would flow through him and into others.
When you empty yourself enough to be a conduit for God's love, God will reward you not only with His love, but with the love of other people as well. There's nothing wrong with wanting others to love you. Loving others always takes a risk that you won't be loved in return, but when you know that God loves you no matter what, you can love like Jesus: "A new command I give you: Love one another," (Jesus said). "As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 13:34-35)
Over time, however, God showed me that if I'm worthy of His love, I'm worthy of the love of other human beings too. But that can be a big step to take. We will be more lovable by becoming more like Jesus. We can do that by surrendering our life to God!
- Josephine Wolley
WOW! can I just say that this is personally my favourite blog this lady has shared with us! It's amazing! Like seriously awesome. It's jam packed with really amazing pieces of scripture. I love hearing the word of God and I think Josephine has made this blog relate to a lot of women.
Thank you Josephine my lovely! Everyone Josephine has twitter go check her out....@Yossie_98
For everyone who wants to know, I have recently moved house and that's why the blogs and website aren't up to date, i apologize but I'm back on track now and I'm currently sat in Starbucks writing this to you. So have a lovely day and speak soon.
Lots of Love
Jessica Louise Xoxo