Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And They Will Know Us By Our Love

Will they? Do we have it in us? The ones of us that are used to the Christian life style. Growing up in the church is a blessing, so don't get me wrong. But for those of you that have, haven't you found it more difficult to experience Christ Our Father in a fresh, tangible way in your young adulthood? Well I have up until this point. The past 4 days have been unlike any in my life. It wasn't just another retreat, or fun church event. It was Passion 2011: Atlanta. The gospel and love of God has never been more consuming. Christy Nockels sings a song that couldn't be anymore perfect.

By Our Love
Brothers, let us come together
Walking in the Spirit, there's much to be done...
We will come reaching, out from our comforts
And they will know us by our love...

Sisters, we were made for kindness
We can pierce the darkness as He shines through us...
We will come reaching, with a song of healing...
And they will know us by our love!

The time is now
Come Church arise...
Love with His hands
See with His eyes...
Bind it around you,
Let it never leave you,
And they will know us by our love...

Children, You are hope for justice,
Stand firm in the Truth now, set your hearts above
You will be reaching, long after we're gone,
And they will know you by your love!

I feel as if the word LOVE gets played with a little too much. I LOVE my iPod, I LOVE my car, I LOVE this I LOVE that. The top 4 definitions for love is:

1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.
3. sexual passion or desire.
4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
LOVE is from GOD and meant for Him and the thing He created. When I look at these definitions it makes me feel loved by God. We should NOT be love. Do we not understand the vastness of your love for us? If we did we would not be throwing LOVE around like it's a beach ball, able to have an association with anything it gets thrown at.
Lord, mt Lover, my Beloved, my Treasure, You have done a great work within me. Because of Your word I know that You will not stop that work, but continue it deep down. So much so that I pray Your joy would be busting out of my soul! Oh Father, I do not deserve Your love. YOU are my ALL! Command me in Your ways, and lead me into your righteousness. I have received liberty. Father God, I love you will my in most being. Teach me Your ways and know my heart, and give me wisdom and faith to learn more of Yours and become a woman after your own heart. RAISE UP THIS GENERATION TO LOVE!

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