It is an amazing feeling to know that you love is what God loves too.
Have you ever thought about the fact that God cares about everything you care about and more.
Let's go even further... What if you loved what GOD loved?
It is sort of a catch 22 ... right? If you love it, then God must love it but did he love it first and then plant that love in you or did you love it and he loved it because you loved it.
Well, the word says WE love him, because he FIRST loved us. I think for me that pretty much answers my question. Who loves first ... there is always some one who loves first. RIGHT?
I mean, if we create a human being it's not because that baby loved us first... generally speaking, it's because it was loved first.
So, we have established that God loves first, but what does he love first?
Well, the word says he loves us first! Lets think about that a moment ... we were loved first!
First before what ... all of heaven? We were loved before time itself? Why would he love us first?
Anyone who has ever created anything of significance could answer that question.
As an example, I used to write poetry all the time growing up. It was my passion, my baby, my heart.
I loved the written word. So everything that came from my heart, generally went down on paper.
(Some things never change) So, If I am to say that which I have created is in a sense my child then I begin to fathom the priority that we begin to take with God.
We are his creation. We came from the depths and heart of GOD. He is a good God so he gives us grace to learn what we need to know to understand him but he loves us in a way that is all consuming.
We are first, above all creation... even a little above the Angels. Hard to believe, I know but God loves us.
My conclusion today will be breif. I have a creator that loves us and wants us to love each other... i.e. " what he loves" simple as that.
There is no road map to this love... but it does take time to understand the depths of which God loves us, and so we should love each other.
God has been talking to me about Joy, but in the midst of it all was this little nugget of understanding.
Loving what he loves can not be over looked in our path to understand a loving God this way.
In order to cultivate God and our Joy we MUST find a way to love our fellow man.
I do not mean accept the discord that seems to want to run our lives. We love our children, but we do not accept when they are ugly to each other. We teach them to be gentle and kind and bring to the atmosphere, joy. However, in the midst of all of this we taught to love.
God teaches us to love. He is aware of the sin but he sees the end from the beginning. So when he looks at each one of us he sees that we are his righteousness, not failures. God's goodness is always seeking the goodness in us. God's heart is to always find the love, because HE IS LOVE.
Our hearts and bodies were made in the image of a loving GOD. We crave it and expect it.
And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The manifest destiny for all who love God is to then give that love away to their fellow man.
Because he first loved us we then love him.
... and if I may ... we then love each other.
This is the greatest gift God could give any of us... to love him with all our heart, soul and mind.
Then love each other. Nothing can defeat that.... loving each other is paramount.
All God's dreams begin and end with his children loving HIM first then each other!
Take this to your family, your job and then to anyone else out there that will listen.
GOD wants us all with him... and loving your neighbor is the best and most amazing way to get them there.
WE are the family of GOD and some people will not understand you but they will understand the love of God for them.
Beloved, love what GOD loves because he loved you first!