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Thursday, 29 August 2013

All you need is love...


Are you humming the tune yet?

Indeed the Beatles penned this famous line, and it seems that EVERYONE in the world agrees!

And IMO even the most hardened person, even if they seek money and power, wants love too…even if it is expressed in a way that’s not healthy…

We all know that other pursuits DON’T fulfil us the same as love does.

Try Google searching love wordart ‘images’ and you’ll find some interesting quotes about love…like ‘everlasting love’ ‘unconditional love’  ‘forever, for always, this love will remain’ ‘love conquers all’  ‘live well, laugh often, love much’ ‘love one another’ ‘love is patient, love is kind, love does not boast’ ‘hate is easy, love takes courage’ ‘so in love with you’  ‘I know I’ve found in you, my endless love’ ‘what you love, you must love with the entirety of your soul’ ‘true love is but a glimpse of heaven’ ‘I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family’ ‘I love you to the moon and back’ ‘I love chocolate’…

So many uses in the English language for the one word LOVE!

Then think about how we describe love in so many different conflicting ways like; love is complex, love is simple, love is pure, love is hard, love is fated, love is free, love has boundaries, love is romantic, love is commitment, love is what feels good, love is family, love is world peace, love is whatever I want it to be…

Is it a surprise that when it comes to love, we are often unprepared and confused?  And what about the latest Gen Z’s…what do they comprehend of love?  If the majority of adults struggle so much with love, how are they able to teach the children?

I know that I am NOT an expert on LOVE…but there is one definition which I think is lacking from our culture…this is the one true definition that all other love grows out from…It is that God is LOVE.

Now you may have heard this before, but have you grasped the magnitude of this fact?

LOVE = GOD

So it’s not you+me = Love

Or me+family+goodhouse+greatjob = Love

Just quickly to clarify, I’m NOT saying that people don’t need loving relationships with others, or that loving relationship DON’T provide love…because that’s crazy, of course they do.

But what I am saying is that God is love!

Perhaps you may think that… ‘Well if God is love, and He loves me, why do I feel so unsatisfied?’

Well I believe it’s because all other forms of love stem from the source, like a creek off the river, in which you cannot dive deep into…and as people are fallible, sometimes that creek is unpredictable…sometimes running clean, yet other times a bit dirty.

But the RIVER, well now that’s flowing, wide and deep, refreshing and pure.

The Beatles penned… ‘All you need is love…’

And I agree!  All we need is love, because God is love…

Don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus, and want to get wet in the River of life?

Well all you need is prayer…just reach out to the source of love, Jesus Christ!

You could pray this prayer…

“Jesus I now realise that YOU are the true source of what I’ve been searching for my whole life!  And I want to experience you, and real love.  I admit that I have stuffed up so much in my life, and am not worthy of you love…Jesus forgive me, cleanse me, and change me by you Holy Spirit to live for you from now on!!!  I want you, and need you to be my main source for now and all time!  Help me to live for you, for your glory.  I thank you loving God and I ask that you grant this prayer in Jesus Name. Amen!

If you have prayed this prayer or a similar prayer committing your life to Christ, your three next steps need to be:

·         Pray daily as often as possible

·         Get yourself a Holy Bible, and read it as much as possible after prayer

·         Locate a local Christian church, and go every Sunday

Of course I would also be more than happy to talk with you if you need it, my email is echucamel@gmail.com

God bless, Melanie

5 comments:

Mark Luker said...

very well written = I was blessed by your post! It really is that simple! God bless you!

Melanie Baker said...

Thanks so much for your comment Mark! God is so good, and I am really glad to hear that this post blessed you! Melanie :)

Heather Marsten said...

Yes all you need is love - and God's love is perfect - it is a love for us - for the best of our life. Sometimes His love doesn't always feel like love, but in retrospect, the changes He makes in our lives and the challenges we face help us to be the best we can be. I love 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter - in that chapter every place it says love you can substitute God - can't do that with our names. Great post.
Heather

Melanie Baker said...

Hi Heather, I like your comment and ref to 1 Cor :) I think that our ideas of love, when not scripturally grounded can warp our expectations of God, and hinder our relationship with Him as we doubt...you may like reading 'Times that Test', a post I wrote, as I think it's relevant to what you're saying :) Melanie...

Justin Davito said...

Great post!!! Thank you!