For the glory of Love..

Today, I want to share some of what the Lord is teaching me. I am so privileged when God reveals a little more about Himself to me, as I’m sure y’all are too. I know there are God naysayers everywhere. And even though the Scriptures tell us about them, I do wonder, “Why do people outright reject the notion of God, or choose to follow other gods, and why they and others believe those of us that choose to believe in the living God are well… weak in my ways? The Bible tells us that God is love. So, why anyone searching for love would reject the love of God is beyond belief. So, for now we are in this world, but we are not of this world, so we must live with the naysayers, but praise God that He will always be who He says He is.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NKJV) “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”
Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 1:25 “Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
Psalm 37:13-15 “The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming.

Recall the song, Love is in the Air Really? Is love in the air? Well, songwriters: George Young / Johannes Vandenberg’s lyrics believed as much. “Love is in the air, in the whisper of the tree. Love is in the air, in the thunder of the sea. And I don’t know if I’m just dreaming. Don’t know if I feel safe. But it’s something that I must believe in
And it’s there when you call out my name.”

In the book of Exodus, Moses asked God to show him His glory. “Again he said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory. And he answered, I will make all my good go before thee, and I will proclaim the Name of the Lord before thee: …” God did not deny Moses his request, but he did make it clear that no man can see God and live, Ex. 33: 23 “Furthermore he said, Thou canst not see my face, for there shall no man see me, and live.” So, God made a way for Moses to see His glory (Ex. 33:21-23, 1599 Geneva Bible) Fast forward, 1400 plus years and we see that God made a way for us to behold His glory, in His Son, Jesus Christ. 

Yesterday, I talked about how the enemy uses our loved ones to accuse us, or attack us and so on. So, today I want to tell you something you already know, and that is God is love. We can all remember one or two classic songs that reflected how we felt when we first fell in love, or had our heart broken. We are a people always looking for love. And as the song says, we go“looking for love in all the wrong places. Songwriter: Morrison Robert E.

We sing about the Glory of love.I am a man who would fight for your honor, I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of. We’ll live forever, knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love. Words by songwriter Billy Hill

What becomes of the brokenhearted…well “I’ll be searching everywhere Just to find someone to care…”  Songwriters: James Anthony Dean / Paul Riser / William Henry Witherspoonn

And How can you mend that broken heart? “And how can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling down? How can you stop the sun from shining? What makes the world go round? How can you mend this broken man? How can a loser ever win? Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again.” Songwriters: Barry Gibb / Robin Gibb

We don’t like to be used. “You led me away from home, just to save you from being alone You stole my soul, and that’s a pain I can do without.” Songwriters: Martin Quittenton / Roderick Stewart

I John 4:7-11
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

If we search for love, in the Creator of love we will surely find true, everlasting love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5, 1 John 4:16, 1 John 4:19, 1 Corinthians 13:2, John 15:12, Isaiah 49:15-16, Romans 12:10, 1 John 4:12

 

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy
I cannot find in my own
And He keeps His fire burning
To melt this heart of stone
Keeps me aching with a yearning
Keeps me glad to have been caught
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God
Now I’ve seen no band of angels
But I’ve heard the soldiers’ songs
Love hangs over them like a banner
Love within them leads them on
To the battle on the journey
And it’s never gonna stop
Ever widening their mercies
And the fury of His love
Oh the love of God
And oh, the love of God
The love of God
Joy and sorrow are this ocean
And in their every ebb and flow
Now the Lord a door has opened
That all Hell could never close
Here I’m tested and made worthy
Tossed about but lifted up
In the reckless raging fury
That they call the love of God

Songwriter: Rich Mullins

Be blessed.

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