The Journey of Preparation to Singleness, Marriage & Intimacy With God
Day 57: I LOVE YOU
Have you ever experienced someone saying these three words “I love you”? Only later to hurt you. This type of love can have one doubt true love and not trust people all together.
Today’s Lesson: God is love! And along with God’s love you will see God’s fruit. Anything outside of God fruit is human affection. And human affection is wavering.
In this journey of singleness, marriage and intimacy with God, we have to develop an ability to look past what we hear and what we see right in front of us. We may hear someone saying they love you, and you may see them doing this to show they love you, like buying you gifts, taking you on dates. But real love, God breathed love is observed in the person's fruits.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
If the person who says they love you does have joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, it will be extremely hard for them to love you with the love of God. The may really care about you but absent of God’s fruit their love can be susceptible to life circumstances, fear, fleshly motives.
And you my friend deserves a true and pure love. The kind of love that is birthed from God in a person's heart. A love that is not dependent on the weather or circumstances. The kind of love that is present during the good, the bad and the ugly times of life.
So use the fruit of the spirit of God as your limes test when someone says they love you. Don't change your love for them, just guard your heart with the wisdom of knowing.
Until tomorrow I love you!
With Beautiful Love