The Word – Love(2)

Good Monday Morning!

Sometimes, light and network can just decide to conspire against someone o; and it’s so unfair!
I was going to post something else for The Word today but here I am typing this right now, because tiredness and network conspiracy can’t stop me! 🙂
Today, we’d be talking about love again!

The difference is that today it’s not about the love we ought to have for others, but the love God has towards us.

A particular day during this past week, I just wasn’t feeling loved at all. I woke up a little discouraged but the Spirit directed me to read Romans 8. I thought it was because of Verse 28 that says “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”, but it was not.

I think the moodiness had something to do with my attitude at that time and how I was feeling like I did not like my rude self very much. However, as I read through, the verses towards the end of the Chapter jumped at me!
37-39
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height or depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

How awesome is that!
This scripture really calmed me down and I went to school feeling much better!

On that same day, after I argued with a bus conductor(we call them mate in Ghana), I relaxed and started going through my mail for the day. I read Udo Okonjo’s Newsletter first and my eyes almost popped out. She was talking about the same love I read about in the morning!

Like, are you kidding?!

She talked about God’s love that is beyond understanding and then used the same Romans 8 I read in the morning to emphasize her point.

I just kept my phone away and started meditating. I mean, I had just argued with a bus conductor and there I was still getting confirmation of God’s love.

His love is truly indescribable!

I remember how it was so hard for me to pray or go back to God when I became born-again. I mean I could go on my pity ride in guilt days before realizing I really had to simply tell God I was sorry and that I needed His help.

Now, I feel bad when I’ve done something wrong, tell the devil to shut up and just go back to God.

I can’t wait days on end for my guilty conscience to reduce before going to God. Why?
It’s because I now know that He loves me way more than I’d ever be able to comprehend.

I don’t do wrong just because I know His grace abounds. That’d be taking Him for granted, but at the same time; I take Him for granted when I don’t immediately apologize and move on with Him.

It pains me so much when people tell me how they can’t pray because they think Jesus will be so ashamed of them.
I always try as much as I can to affirm God’s love to them.

The devil tries his best to feed us with lies about how we’re so unlovable and sinful, that even God wouldn’t want us. But that has to be the biggest lie I ever heard!

If you’ve let the devil feed you that lie, please go find your Bible and read Romans 8 over and over until it registers in your spirit. Read verse 37-39 out loud until your mind understands just a bit of this love of God.  You’d be amazed at it!

Unending, unconditional, indescribable, and unimaginable love. That’s the love God has towards you and you’d never get that anywhere else. Trust me.

Till next week!
Stay blessed!

Love, Bolaji.

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