I don't know about you guys but I've really enjoyed Thea's refreshing posts on being surprised, fascinated and 'simply' in love with God. This is the final instalment of her series. Let's hear your opinions loud and clear!
The Bible says that people will know us by our love...love is patient...kind...not envious...not rude...it's not self-seeking...keeps no record of wrongs...and the list continues. How is it that we live in a culture where kindness and hope is nearly always associated with insincerity or being overly optimistic? Or putting the needs of others before your own is seen as "martyrdom" instead of service... and again, insincere? I guess as I process through this idea and those in my previous two posts, what it boils down to is the intent of your heart. Asking your self the question "why?" "Why do I want to know Him?" I think most of us will find we truly love Him... and that simple truth has been overshadowed by past experiences, the opinions of others, and cultural influences.
So what’s my conclusion to the matter? Let’s seek God and let everything else begin to fall into place....watch His goodness unfold in our lives...and let the fruit of the Spirit that results from it spill over onto others with sincerity. Let's bring what God intended back into the picture...knowing Him and loving Him…because He is God. Loving your neighbor as your self... taking time out to be fascinated by who He is and all He does. The world would be a very different place if we could do those things alone... they seem so simple don't they?