February is generally know for love, with Valentines and all of that. Our theme is PREPARATION FOR ACCELERATION.
PREPARATION: the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty.
Action and or Process of making ready for use.
ACCELERATION: the act or process of moving faster or happening more quickly, the act or process of speeding up.
PREPARATION FOR ACCELERATION IS SPEEDING UP MOVING FASTER THE ACTION OR PROCESS OF MAKING SOMETHING READY FOR USE OR SERVICE.
There are for in this series: Love God, Love Self, Love Family, Love Neighbors, Others Today is Love God. Let me start with everyone claims to Love God. We use the word Love so loosely that it does not have much meaning. People use the word so easy, Love you, love you too. Saying the word Love does not mean you really Love. Love is so much more than words it is Action.
Love is Action. I say all the time don’t say you love me, show me. If you say l love you but no real action then really it is just a few words we say to get what we want.
WE WANT TO TAKE THESE RELATIONSHIPS TO A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL. ACCELERATIONS.
“AND YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL (life), AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND (thought, understanding), AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.’ This is the second: ‘YOU SHALL [unselfishly] LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” MARK 12:30-31 AMP
Love: to breath after, to love (sensually) lover. To love in the heart and head. To love God is to love like a couple who have waited to consummate their love and marriage on their honeymoon. They waited and waited and saved themselves for this moment.
The love, the expectation, the awesomeness to become one with your love and soulmate.
I think many don’t see God as a lover but we see God as a grandpa. Grandpa give me this and give me that. You love grandpa but this word love is so much deeper, intense, intimate.
I think some people see God as just a therapist, someone you go to just to share your problems and someone to listen to you and tell you what to do. He is your intimate lover.
I think some people see God as a friend, someone to just hang out when you are board when you want them they are available. He is more than just a friend.
I think some people see God as policeman, there to serve and protect. God is more than that. He is your lover.
Men have a more difficult time with this because we use the word Love Him, God is Spirit. He says love Him in Spirit and Truth.
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.” — Seneca
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” — Vincent Van Gogh
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz
Love God with all our heart, soul, mind, strength.
Heart: the heart is referring to a spiritual relationship with God beginning from within. Your inner world will create your outer world. To the level you surrender and let go and love God with all your heart will determine everything outside of you.
Soul: breath, spirit gentle breath The Soul refers to ones whole being as a living person, which includes the heart but much more. The call is love God with all our heart within and then moves to outside our lives. Love God with our passions, hunger, perceptions, and thoughts. WE are also to love Him with how we talk and walk. To love Him with what we do with our hands and how we utilize our talents, and how we react to challenges.
OUR ENTIRE BEINGS ARE TO DISPLAY OUR LOVE FOR GOD.
Mind: deep thought, imagination, understanding, the intellect. DIVINE CREATIVE SIDE OUR THOUGHTS. Strength: force, forcefulness, ability, might. LOVE IS ACTION.
Interestingly, the Greek translation of this word is “power.” The Aramaic translation is “wealth.” Both of these may actually be pointing in the same direction, for the strength of a person is not simply who he is, but what he has at his disposal.
“Jesus answered, ‘If anyone [really] loves Me, he will keep My word (teaching); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him.’” JOHN 14:23 AMP
KEEP: TO WATCH, TO GUARD, FOR LOSS OR INJURY BY KEEPING THE EYES OPEN.
IF WE SAY WE LOVE HIM WE ARE WATCHFUL ON GUARD, KEEPING OUR EYES OPEN TO MAKE SURE WE DO WHAT HE SAYS TO DO. IF WE DO NOT DO WHAT HE SAYS TO DO THEN WE SET UP TO LOSE AND GET INJURED. DISOBEDIENCE CASUES US TO SUFFER LOSE AND CREATE INJURY. OBEDIENCE CAUSES US TO RECEIVE WHAT GOD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO DO WHAT HE SAID.
GODS WORD HAS CONDITIONS. IF YOU FORGIVE YOU ARE FORGIVEN. IF YOU ARE FRIENDLY YOU WILL RECEIVE FRIENDS. IF YOU REPENT YOU RECEIVE SALVATION. GODS LOVE IS FREELY GIVEN BUT YOU MUST RECEIVE IT.
ITS OUR LOVE FOR JESUS THAT WE WATCH, GUARD, KEEP OUR EYES OPEN TO DO, OBEY HIS WORDS. JESUS SAYS IF WE DO AND OBEY HIS WORDS THEN GOD WILL LOVE HIM. BUT THERE IS MORE. HE GOD WILL COME TO YOU AND I AND MAKE OUR DWELLING PLACE WITH HIM.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].” MATTHEW 6:24 AMP
God says if you love Me you obey my words. Here is a struggle between two powers. God and mammon. You hate the one and love the other. You can not love them both.
“No one can serve two masters. The person will hate one master and love the other, or will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. You cannot serve both God and worldly riches.” Matthew 6:24 NCV
God says to love the lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. The other master that controls many people is mammon. One you will obey, follow, and lead and guide and control you. NOT BOTH. YOU CANT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
“Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] lovingkindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” DEUTERONOMY 7:9 AMP