My apologies for not updating this blog until now as I have been working very hard on completing my thesis, which praise God will definitely be completed over the next week. Thank you for all your prayers and there are so many miracles that I just don’t know where to start but will share them in time. God has been good and indeed, He works ALL things for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
In His last sermon before the cross to His disciples, Jesus spoke of love, peace and joy (John 13-16). He gave love as a commandment (John 13:34-35; 15:9-17), and peace and joy as His attributes (John 14:27; 15:11). We do, of course, know that the love that He commanded us to love with is also an attribute of His love (Romans 5:5; 1 John 4:19). At the onset of the reception of His love, we all do also recieve His peace (Romans 5:1). The experience and the enjoyment of peace and joy are resultant from the reception of God’s love into our hearts. Love is the foundation, the root, and the greatest of all attributes (Ephesians 3; 1 Corinthians 13). We can also go as far as to say that all the other attrbutes of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) relate back to love (1 Corinthians 13).
The most important thing in this life is to respond to EVERYTHING and EVERY situation with the love of God. And God will indeed work all things out for good because of His love for us and our love for Him. Never ever let bitterness or unforgiveness or strife or any other thing that is not in line with the love of God to be in our hearts, our minds, our emotions or our consciousness. Remember that we are commanded to love because God and Jesus has confidence that we will understand that only through love and in love can we become all that God wants us to be in this life.
In this life and in this world, it is easy to make our love for others conditional while our love for God is unconditional. We should learn to love both God and people unconditionally. Unconditional love is God’s kind of agape love. Every other type of love is human and limited love. When we choose to love unconditionally in obedience to Jesus’ command, then God will release such peace and joy in our lives that we have never experienced before. O what love, O what peace, O what joy that the Lord has given in the Holy Spirit. The Lord bless you with His measure of unconditional love that surpasses all understanding in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3). Amen.