The Desire to Love (2)

It sounds so easy to say that you should live in love, but to say the truth, it is hard. The first step of love is always a step of faith and then after that you still need to keep walking. The most difficult thing about this walk of love is the fact that nobody truly knows what love is. The only way to know (some of) it is to spend time with God. The second difficulty is that although love is good and everybody needs it, people’s first reaction is to reject and fight love. Because of fear, misunderstanding and misrepresentation of love, love cannot be accepted for it awakens these past memories…

Never the less you need to walk in love!! It is only by love and in love that you truly live and find your purpose.

God is the giver of all desires and also the fulfiller there of.:

Trust in Jehovah, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in Jehovah, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Jehovah; trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.
(Psalms 37:3-6)

In committing your life to God, God is able to fulfil your desires – or is that desire?

Jesus said:

I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered. And they gather and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.
(John 15:5-7)

You have to abide in Him as He abides in you that you may be able to live this life of love. If you do not abide in Him you are dead of love and cannot love…

In this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you shall be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so I have loved you; continue in My love. If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
(John 15:8-10)

First step of love (which is by faith) is to accept the love of God and receive it into your life and then to abide and continue in this love. God gives the love, you receive the love and then have to stay committed to it. The reason for this is to live a life of joy:

I have spoken these things to you so that My joy might remain in you and your joy might be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
(John 15:11-13)

This commitment comes with a commandment, to love those people around you. The same love the Father has for Jesus, He has for you and this same love is alive within you. Therefore you are enabled to love those around you. The commandment is to love and love is also the empowerment to obey the command. Thus without love you can do nothing! With love you are empowered to love unto death!

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master does. But I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and ordained you that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you shall ask of the Father in My name, He may give it to you. These things I command you, that you love one another.
(John 15:5-17)

In this love and the command to love, you bare fruit when you love. The desire of the Father is that you bare much fruit by love and continue in doing so. In this relationship of love you may ask what ever you desire and it will be given you. The purpose for all of this is that you are enabled to love all the people around you.

Now you know that you were called to love, for the sake of love, by Love.

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