I AM From Where Love Comes

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There are common places where we expect to receive love: parents, spouses, family members and good friends.  It’s not uncommon to believe that this is where love comes from, but the Lord showed me something that has changed how I see my entire playing field.

Recently I was with people whom I’d expect to love me. And when I was with them, love flowed like a faucet, both in the on and off positions.  I was dumbfounded, because at one point it poured freely and then later, it was totally turned off. Not even common courtesy or friendly pleasantries were offered. It took me aback and wounded my spirit a bit. That yo-yo was treacherous because of my expectations. When I was able to get aside and ask the Lord what was happening, He clearly stated, “I AM Love and I choose where I Love you!” Whoa!

This literally changes everything.  It trumps all my expectations. Imagine every wound of neglect seen in this Light.  If God didn’t give my brother a love to express for me, my demand is nothing less than self-stimulated frustration. What about the person whose parent never showed them that desired affection? Ouch! All my demands to be loved wither in the heat of this Light.

If my God is so sovereign as to choose the very expression of any love towards me, wow. This makes all my demands to be loved by anyone but Him profane. He says, “I AM the only One who Loves you!” This melts my heart, as well as puts great fear and trembling in my bones.

I must be honest; this makes Him a little more powerful than I’m comfortable with. It also makes me feel rather foolish for demanding of countless people that they love me! Yes, everyone who I had such grand hopes of loving me. These poor souls who failed to meet my expectations.  Actually, they just faltered beneath my illegitimate demands placed on them. I abused them by demanding from them something they were not intended to give. Boy, this turned the tables on me pretty quickly, didn’t it? I’m not a victim of neglect, but an abuser through my demanding expectations.

So let me tell you the benefit of letting the Love of God come where He wills. It’s bliss! His Love is free of the entanglements of expectations. Liberated from the weight of my strangling grip. We’re human, so we may have to deal with fears and insecurities, but the Love of God is freeing. My relationships where God Himself Loves me through a person have been nothing but His Life. I have experienced Him and His Love through other people who are ordained to give me Love. It’s the increase of His Life, His dominion and His Love expression.  It makes forced love so repulsive.

So the moral of this story is—let Him love you wherever and however He wishes; it’s better for your life, your sanity, and the same for all of those around you.

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Posted by Pauline
August 5, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Sorry, John — not there yet . . . the hurts run deep and with constant reminders.

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Posted by Marsela
August 5, 2014 at 12:25 am

” This makes all my demands to be loved by anyone but Him profane. He says, “I AM the only One who Loves you!”
Thank you John for the reminder.

The Lord started to show the same thing to my heart some time ago.
The Lord at times will cause even people who have loved us dearly, and very affectionately, to fail us at times, to fail our expectations, what we have been accustomed to, so that we will know, and have no illusion, that in fact it has not been them, but The Lord loving us through them, all along. He alone is the source. He gives it when, where and through whomever He chooses, and that’s what we need. ” This makes Him a little more powerful than I’m comfortable with” if we are all honest.
Even though He reveals this truth to my heart, there is the need to continually fix my eyes on Him and continually surrender to Him, or I will experience again hurt and frustration over ” legitimate expectations”. That’s a precious time waisted, when I can enjoy Him in my spirit and receive the love He gives to me, in the way and through the people that He chooses, not that I choose.

And yes, as Irene said this applies for both receiving of love and giving.
Thanks again!

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Posted by pearl
August 4, 2014 at 9:44 pm

This is pretty intense, I’m going to have to meditate on it more!
This seems such a deep revelation not sure I can even fathom what this means in my life!!

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Posted by Irene
August 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

“So let me tell you the benefit of letting the Love of God come where He wills. It’s bliss! His Love is free of the entanglements of expectations.” The Spirit is showing me right now that your words apply not only to the receiving of love, but to giving it as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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    Posted by Wanda
    August 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Not only receiving, but giving as well. That struck my heart. Thank you

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Posted by Sandy
August 4, 2014 at 7:14 am

Jesus have your throne!

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Posted by Tammy
August 4, 2014 at 6:32 am

“If my God is so sovereign as to choose the very expression of any love towards me…This makes all my demands to be loved by anyone but Him profane.” “…everyone who I had such grand hopes of loving me. These poor souls who failed to meet my expectations. I abused them by demanding from them something they were not intended to give.”

Being loved by everyone has never seemed “impossible”. In fact it has always seemed something to be desired. Until now. You have given me new food for thought John. A bright new light! If it’s not His will why should I ever desire it? Acquiring love is not up to me – whew! What a load that’s lifted.

I am so grateful to The Father for the unending newness of this life in Him.

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    Posted by Irene
    August 4, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Yes Tammy this unending newness requires my eyes constantly fixed on Him.

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Posted by Sam
August 4, 2014 at 5:32 am

Ahaaaaaa! Spot on.

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