A lover isn't motivated primarily by self-satisfaction but by relationship. A lover is focused on the one they love.
The one talent servant said, "I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth." I can clearly see how I can run to the world and hide my talents.
How about seeking to focus my attention on loving God rather than always seeking to always BE loved by Him?
Though most of us fight the transitory nature of our relationships, it remains our living reality. So what does God say about all the lonely people?
Not a single time did the Lord excuse a sinner because of their circumstances. He had grace but never excuse. There's no get out of jail free pass because of circumstances.
“If one loves God truly…he is known by God…and he is owned by Him.” Part of truly loving God is loving the ones He loves, as He wants to love them. Do we?
I've often struggled with claiming the promises in the Word as my own. But what I am learning is it is about me because my life is about He not me.
I am not the owner of my body or life; I am merely the steward. I don’t have the right or the ability to care for myself.
This post holds a huge lesson about taking care of myself. It's a deep lesson I have to repeat over and over again. Christ is my everything, even my awareness of self.
The truth of Christ in me, as me ia that He is the Source of Life. We often are unaware of who He is impacting through us and how.
I'm not interested in a casual cerebral knowing, I wanted that deep awareness only Christ gives. I needed Him to say, “I see you, John!”
I can easily conceive of my desire to know God, but to comprehend that I am known and seen by Him? Wow, the Lord sees me whether anyone else sees me or not.