True Love

True Love
There are limited places in life where “true love” between individuals can be found.  True love is the love that has at its center the knowledge, acceptance, and obedience of God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.  True love is originated with God, explained by the death and sufferings of Jesus, and executed and maintained by the Holy Spirit in the life of a person.  If it does not meet this criterion, it is not true love. 

True love is not the love that selfishly seeks to have its own needs met.   True love is not based on outward appearance or intellectual and emotional, compatibility.   True love realizes that it exists so that God might be glorified, and that His purpose might be fulfilled.  All of mankind seeks true love.  Many never find it.   Far too many people are not the recipients of this free gift given by God as a grace into their lives. 

God sends His love through people.  Those who are committed to Him are supernatural carriers of His great and divine love.  Many often reject earthly true love sent by the Father because of the earthly carrier.  True love may be rejected because it is not from a family member, or social equivalent, or a person of the same race, or the very idea of who the person should be that offers this true love.

If we are not engaged in self deception, we can readily identify the sources of true love around us.  It is because of God’s love that every man eventually ends up with an opportunity to experience His true love through other people.  God has on earth men, women, and children who are engaged in truly loving others based on their love for Him. 

True love exists where you find it, and you will find it wherever God is and He is everywhere.  Are you overlooking the opportunities to receive true love from others because of your rigid expectations?  Are you waiting for that certain someone to come into your life to experience true love?

The Father loves you!  He has appointed people here on earth through which He can display that love to you.  Ask the Father in the name of Jesus to reveal to you those persons who are demonstrating His love toward you.  You can receive His true love poured out from a marriage partner, from a friend, from a coworker, or from the stranger who smiles and you see the earthly face of God.

Be open to receive love that is given from a pure heart under God’s authority.  Recognize and appreciate a family member or friend that God has given to demonstrate His love toward you.  Be willing to be a vessel of love toward others.  Forget about yourself and your troubles and allow God to make you an instrument of love.  Your own situation will improve one hundred percent if you start being that instrument of love.  Give it freely, and don’t be afraid to receive it.  You have no need to be suspicious of the motives of others if God whispers His love to you through them. 

Love everybody, but be the particular instrument of love toward the ones to whom God has assigned to you.  He has a plan to give you the earthly love that you need and desire, so don’t be afraid to give or receive true love.

Post Script
I have deliberately not addressed these four kinds of love simply because this inspired (“Rhema”) word addresses love as a universal gift from God.   For your information the four kinds of love are:

Agape     (The love of God)
 Storge      (The love of family)
Phileo      (Brotherly love)
Eros         (Sexual love)

Why "Hepzibah in Training?"

More than twenty five years ago I stood in a powerful praise and worship service. As I entered into worship weeping in the presence of the King, I heard the voice of Jesus in my spirit. He called me two names. The first name was Hephzibah and the second was Beulah. I was stunned and immediately sat down on the bench to ponder these two names. Neither of these names appeared flattering to me.

I left church and called my sister, a mighty warrior of God, and told her that God had called me two names. Her reply was “If God called me names; I needed to find out what they meant.” I searched scripture and found that the name Hephzibah means, “The Lord delights in her” and that Beulah meant, “Thy land is married (committed, spoken for, etc). Needless to say, I was delighted in the significance of these two names that my Savior has bestowed upon me. My goal and treasure in life is to fulfill the plan for my life on this side of Eternity and to train for the other side of Eternity.

I offer you the revelations, thoughts, and meditations that God imparts to me in this blog “Hepzibah In Training”.

I thank you for your comments.