THE ROAD TO LOVE

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All of us on this road of life are searching for and needing love. Unfortunately what we find is, love is not easy. A more familiar expression we experience is rejection and it comes from the ones we love the most.

There are so many forms of rejection we experience. I am learning that looking for love in and through people is a road of hurt, disappointment, insecurity, self doubt, low self esteem, depression, and a loss of true identity.

I believe love was and has always been meant to be found in and through our Savior Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

You see Gods love is perfect! When we seek Gods love and learn His patients, grace and commitment to us, we will be forever changed in the way we view love, especially the way we view it in this broken world full of broken people who only know how to give broken love!!!

As we begin to understand God and His love for us and how His love deals with our broken love. We will begin to know how to love others with a Godly love and learn how to receive broken love as He does.

Simon Peter, Do You Love Me?
John 21
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.” (21:15–17)

Anyway, using the Greek words (in their anglicized forms), here is a summary of the passage.

VERSE 15:

Jesus asked Peter if he agape’d Him

Peter responded that he phileo’d Him

VERSE 16:

Jesus asked Peter if he agape’d Him

Peter responded that he phileo’d Him

VERSE 17:

Jesus asked Peter if he phileo’d Him

Peter responded that he phileo’d Him

The argument made by the scholars is that Jesus asked Peter if he had the highest form of love for Him. However, Peter could only say that he had the lower form of love for His Saviour. Finally, the third time He asked the question using the word for the lower form of love. This showed that Jesus was satisfied if Peter could only love Him with phileo love.

The reason we reject and are rejected is that we only know the lower kind of love phileo.

Our call from God is to first recieve His love, (agape love) which is a higher form of love that is perfected in Christ! Then in return practice giving this kind of love to God and others that our desire to be loved and to love others will be fulfilling!

God bless you today, I hope this was a word of encouragement and healing!

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35 thoughts on “THE ROAD TO LOVE

  1. It can be difficult, but worth it! We love him because He first loved us! Then we love them as He loves us. This is the great command that has been so obstructed by that nasty old law that brings nothing but death, contempt and arrogance. These are not things of the spirit and no longer valid in the New Covenant believer. Rest precious ones in His unmeasurable love for YOU! Thanks sister…awesome post…xoxoxox

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  3. Thought provoking. I’ve never known what love feels like , how to give or receive it. Saying ‘I love you’ to me is words rather than a feeling or rather the words come out even though I might be feeling out of sorts. God is love is a characteristic of Him that I wish rubbed on me just a little in sensation. So much for the utterances of a man raised by parents who struggled with the concept themselves.

    • Desire comes from the heart and is the birthing place for love! your desire to have a characteristic of him to rub a little of the sensation, is actually the beginning stage of experiencing love. One must desire love, seek love to experience the mystery of it. love must be sought out! As if searching for hidden treasure the bible says. Love is not out of reach! Love is a door that must be opened. If your heart is closed or hard it is impossible to know love. So you must open the door of your heart seek for the hidden treasure inside of it! I can tell you just by your response to my post there is a treasure to be found in your heart sir!

  4. The path of human love is indeed a slippery one. Seek God, whose very nature is love. He shall not disappoint. It is such a wonderful thing to do. The more you love Him, the more you want to love Him. There is no end to it.

  5. True, rejection hurts the most especially from the one you love the most. And it is absolutely true, only God’s love is true and everlasting. Thank you for such a beautiful post. 🙂

  6. These are the kinds of thoughts that comforted me so much after my divorce. I had to draw closer to God, to feel the perfect love of Christ, to become whole again. Then, after a decade of learning this the hard way, God brought the gift of the right partner to me. God always has a plan. Thanks for this reminder and the great song.

    • i’m sorry to hear that. The word of God says knock and the door will be open, seek and you shall find. If you desire this love, it must be sought after. If you want it I promise it is there to be found. you are welcome, you write very well

  7. Thanks for finding my blog, and I’ve enjoyed finding yours. It’s very beautiful. I shall certainly be back to check out some more of it. Have a great New Year.

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