No greater love has a person than to lay down their life for their friend…
I can only only name One who gave His life for not only His friends, but His enemies; Jesus.
The world will tell you the best love is in a spouse or family or doing what you love. Yet there’s no greater love than God’s love. There’s not.
Agape is the highest, purest, and eternal of all loves. You see, if we completely blow up our lives…spouses may leave, family may forsake, friends may abandon, but God never will.
It’s God’s love that transforms us from the inside out. It is the most secure of all loves. It’s this love, His love, that enables and empowers us to love even people we don’t like. They may present themselves as annoying or our enemies, yet the Holy Spirit within wants to express and demonstrate love. Holy Spirit is 100% agape love.
God is the Source of real love, not people…
Someone said once, “You must be lonely,” because I’m unmarried. I don’t feel alone with God. I’ve felt the most alone in my life in relationships void of real love; surrounded by people, yet deficient in demonstrations of love. Those were the loneliest seasons…and those seasons deepened my friendship with God.
God designed relationships to be centered on and fueled by His love; agape love.
You can be married, in a relationships, have an abundance of people around, yet if they don’t love you…it can be very lonely…especially without God.
God is love. He’s the Source of agape love. His love is lavish, generous, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, over the top, exceedingly good, satisfying, comforting, amazing, always there, outstanding, truthful, life giving, forgiving, merciful, outrageous, empowering, encouraging, incredible…I could go on for days. Best part, it’s available for ALL! Yes!!!
God is also never sleeping, tired, too busy, or put off by us or our flaws. His love never fails.
Love starts with God! True love is found in Him. When that love abides in us, we love ourselves and others really well. May we abide (remain in, cultivate intimacy with, stay connected to) the greatest love of all! God is love! He wants His love to flow through us to others so they too can know the richness of who He is.
Papa may we know deeply the height, depth, width, and vast expanse of Your GREAT love for us! Your love never fails. May we overflow and pour out. In Jesus powerful name, amen.
You are prayed for, appreciated, and loved!
Love in Christ,