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This Thing Called Love

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This Thing Called Love:

ttlAs we love in this earthly realm of existence are we cognizant of the love we give or are we simply acting only on emotions and feelings? Is there a difference in how love should be viewed or exhibited at least in comparison to Christian or Godly love? Well first, I think we must look at what love really is in order to have a complete understanding of its purpose and why God’s love is so very important in our lives. Many walk around each and every day without the slightest knowledge as to what it is to love or fully be loved yet Love in itself is so much deeper and meaningful than we can comprehend or imagine. Let me give a few web definitions of what love is or how it’s described then we will search out the biblical meaning of what love is. According to one online dictionary description, love is 1. An intense feeling of deep affection. 2. Love is a person or thing that one loves. 3. Love is a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person or feelings of deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone just to mention a few.

The Bible speaks of four types of love so let’s examine them and compare them to what we see as usually the normal portrayal of love and the web’s meaning or description and the Bible’s description as to what love is. Eros, pronounced (AIR-ose) is the physical, sensual love that’s shared between a husband and wife. Philia, pronounced (FILL-ee-uh) means close friendship or brotherly love. This is exactly as stated; the love that’s generally shared between close friends and acquaintances. Storge, pronounced (STOR-jay) is family love, the bond among mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers and finally there is Agape love, which is pronounced (uh-GAH-pay). This is the highest of the four types of love as it’s explained in the Bible because Agape love is selfless, sacrificial and unconditional. According to the English Standard Version of the bible as mentioned in John 10:17, Jesus exhibited agape love as He sacrificed himself for the sins of the world. Do we know of any other who has or would do such a selfless act? “For this reason (the scripture says), the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.”

So in comparison to the web dictionary’s description of love I believe we see those descriptions of love exhibited everyday in Eros, Philia and Storge. Agape love is something else and one that most of us really can’t wrap our minds around or understand. It’s on a complete different level. It is a Godly love that only God Himself is capable of giving and who wouldn’t want to receive or take comfort in knowing that Your heavenly Father has that much love and does love you that much! Just something to ponder as you realize you’re not alone in anything and this loving Father has total control simply because He loves us. He doesn’t have to, but I’m sure glad He chose to!

Abundant Blessings Always (ABA)

Gale C Adams

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Giving God all your praise & worship

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Giving God all your praise & worship

Praising and worshiping God is an important act in the life of a Christian. When praising our heavenly Father it is our time of expression of exaltation to Him. It is a form of saying, Thank You Lord even if you can’t say anything else, just say “Thank You.” It’s an indication of our humble hearts, minds and attitudes toward God our Father. We are literally surrendering our will to God and saying yes Father to Your will and yes to Your way Father as we give Him all glory, honor and praise. The book of James 4:6 says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up”.

Praise and worship is also important for the mere fact that God commanded us to do so in verse 1 of Psalms 148 as it tells us to, “Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.” Psalms 148:12-13 also says, “Both young men and maiden; old men and children: Let them praise the name of the Lord, for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.” Our heavenly Father loves when we worship because we are acknowledging who God truly is as well as what He has given us and exhibits our direct respect and obedience to what He has commanded us to do. John 4:23-24 tell us, “But the hour cometh and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

We as God’s children can collectively worship God together, but from a personal perspective you can choose to view worship in many ways. For some, it is a form of relationship building with our creator. It is the ultimate form of intimacy between you and God because of its individualized meaning to you and we all individually should have personal reasons why worship is so important in our lives. If God has brought you through whatever storm you endured and miraculously you’ve been placed in a better position in life, i.e., health, financial, relationships, jobs, etc. and initially you saw no way out, God made a way out for you. All the more reason you should definitely fall to your knees and shout giving the highest honor and praise to Him for blessing you. You are the only person who has walked in your path and know what you have suffered. Do not be ashamed to acknowledge what God has done for you.

Hebrews 12:28 says, “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” One of my many favorite gospel artists is Martha Munizzi. I love her hit Glorious as she tells us how to just put all our worries aside and just start praising God. Her moving, energetic and descriptive words are a great example of how to show reverence to our Father as she sings, “When you come into His presence, lifting up the name of Jesus and you hear the music playing and you see the people praising, just forget about your worries, leave your troubles all behind you…Don’t you wait another minute, just get up and on your feet and get to dancing, singing, jumping, leaping, get to shoutin, make it loud and make it glorious, start rejoicing, praising, lifting, raising, get to shoutin, make it loud and make His praise…Glorious, glorious!!!! Yes, this is how we should all feel when praising God and giving Him the utmost respect by making our praise to Him as glorious as possible. Trust God, believe He loves and care for you and that He has control of even your worst fears! Until next week!

Abundant Blessings Always (ABA)

Gale C Adams

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