The love of God propels Him to do everything He does for us. It takes spiritual discovery to know that the Father truly loves us and it is important that we see this reality. The power of His love will change your life. You are indeed changed from glory to glory as you realize that God truly loves you.
To find God and pursue Him is the paradox of the soul. There is a demand upon the soul of man to seek for God even though He has God. The paradox there means irony. For example, the Bible says that if you humble yourself you will be exalted; it is in giving that you will be blessed.
In essence, there is a demand upon the soul of man to seek God even though He has God. It is the most exciting thing to seek God. The love of God in our hearts makes us desire God. The love of God in our hearts generates love for Him.
O God, You are my God; early will I seek you: my soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see Your power and Your glory, so as I have seen You in the sanctuary (Psalm 63:1-2).
We are also called to love like God. We should love the way that God loves people. The fruit of the spirit is all phases of love. It is the experience with the love of God that transforms people. It is love that changes people. We attract people that are like us but God attracts people that He loves.
- People with low self-esteem are very proud people
- True humility begins when we receive the love of God and love others
- There is a place you seek to be secured in the love of God because He is consistent
- He who does not seek God everywhere and in everything will find Him nowhere and in nothing
- People whose faith or religion isn’t motivated by God end up with grief
Everyone is self-centred and self-absorbed – this is the spirit that drives our society and makes people divorce and rob others. People would say that do to them the way they have done to you but it was different for Jesus Christ.
When Jesus was wronged and persecuted, He did not respond to them the way they did to Him. It is not what people do to you that makes you respond to them, but it is what is in your heart that determines your response. The nature of God is love and love should be our nature as His children.
Luke 6:35, But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
If you claim to be the child of a person, at least we should see the qualities of that person in you. If we also say that we are sons of God, then we should love people the way God loves them. A Christian is not one who only loves his wife and children but someone who loves his enemies.
A message preached by Pastor Alex Adegboye.