Thursday, 16 July 2009

GOD...

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has been teaching me to love. It is beautiful, it is painful, it should come with a warning that says "attempt at your own risk" but we were created to love. To love Him, to love ourselves and to love others, if I may say in that order. We cannot truly love Him and hate ourselves for we were born of Him, we cannot truly love Him and hate others either. To love is to give up of yourself, it requires depth and maturity, no more "Why me" but "Why not me", sometimes you say yes when you would rather say no and you say no when everything on the inside is screaming yes. Sometimes love requires you to walk away from something or someone that seems so good but you know is not the best.

Love is a feeling and a doing both at the same time but it's hard to go on when the feeling is not there but the truth is when we accept it God gives us the grace and ability to do ALL that He has asked us to do, there is a love that is natural but we do not require praise for this, when we begin to love supernaturally, hmm! I need to love Him, me and you. Who do you need to love today? Is it your mum or your dad, hubby, wifey, daughter/son. So many times, my love is performance oriented, only given to show appreciation, God is teaching me to show love both when it is deserved and when it is undeserved. Possible, yes, easy...no, not by a long mile.

God's love is so pure, I don't know if I'll ever get that far this side of eternity but I'm determined to get as close to it as possible. I had a funny experience on the train a few weeks ago and I just thought about what would happen if it were to blow up and I died (what a thought I know) but my first thought was why, why, why didn't i let my sisters know that i love and appreciate them. Isn't it funny how we behave because we always feel we have time. My dear sisters, I love and appreciate you.

I don't even know why I'm writing this, I thought I was going to write a farewell post! Lol! It is well.

10 comments:

Jaycee said...

Oh my goodness, no wonder I've felt weird the past few days, God is also teaching me to love better. "To love is to give up of yourself, it requires depth and maturity, no more "Why me" but "Why not me", sometimes you say yes when you would rather say no and you say no when everything on the inside is screaming yes."

That line is exactly what I'm going through right now with everyone around me...wow!

Jaycee said...

Wait...I just read the last line again. Zoe...don't do it!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

farewell post to where... for the weekend right?

i know what you mean with everyone thinking they have time... everyone thinks it will happen to someone else...

have a happy friday chica!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

I will start from the end - u are not going anywhere oh! Proposed meeting date. First Friday in August? West End?

Back to the post, this is the same thing God is teaching me. Its all about spiritual maturity and the baseline and foundation for spiritual maturity is Love.
I felt this. The intricacies of love is endless. Growing in Love is never an easy process,because it means becoming like Jesus Christ, which is basically a constant battle with the flesh.

THIRTY + said...

Which Farewel post? Please o, don't go anywhere.

God's Love...IT'S AMAZING

Favoured Girl said...

Wait - what farewell post???? I'll ignore that one for now.

You are so right about love. It is a feeling, but also a doing. I have to make myself give love sometimes even when I don't feel like it :)

And now you've reminded me to appreciate the people around me more..

Tisha said...

I love God, just because...
I love other folks because i love God

I need to love more...
I want to learn to love

cos i love God.

Tisha said...

to respond to the farewell. i will say "don't"
you bless me

even if you can only update once a month. i will appreciate it

Believer said...

@jaycee: It is well, God is love and he breaths it into us if we would just let go and allow ourselves to fill up. Don't worry I am not going anywhere

@DH: Thank you my dear, I trust that you are doing well, it is well with you

@Remi: Check your email...I can't wait!

@30+: Egbon mi, I can't wait, I think I've 'seen' you o...

@Fg: Let's treasure them o..

@Tisha: That's so kind, God bless you

@all: God bless you my sisters, you are wonderful, mwah! I'm not going anywhere o..

isha said...

Beautiful write up. How are you my dear. Thanks for checking up on me. I'm fine thanks. Hope your week has been good.
Be blessed!