Good Morning Beautiful Survivors!

There’s a lot of hate going around these days! All you have to do is to read the morning newspaper or turn on the news for just a few minutes to realize it. People are lashing out at everyone they can from every direction. I can’t stand to listen to it, because it just brings my spirit down. It’s one thing to be informed of what is happening in the world to an extent, but quite another to allow it to permeate into our own thoughts. Whether we realize it or not, it is damaging to our health, emotions and spirit. I refuse to allow such garbage to invade my mind.

As much talk of hate we hear these days, there is still much talk of love. Love can be a very complicated word if we don’t look at it right. It’s easy to confuse love with emotions. A good example of this is that 15 year old boy with his first crush. He is out with the cutest girl in town and he gives her his ring and he tells her he loves her, on their first date!! That’s so cute, or so it seems, but these young people have a lot to learn about the true definition of love. Give them ten or fifteen years down the road and see if they still feel that way. Love is going out at 3 am to get Tylenol for a teething baby, and walking the floors at night to soothe them and still getting up at 6 am to go to work. Love is putting up with those screaming, and sometimes, defiant teenagers and their crazy music, when you’d like to strangle them. (Not really) But, I’m sure that every honest parent must admit that they have thought about it at least once in their life. Love is taking care of your spouse when they are suffering with Alzheimer’s, bringing them roses and spending time with them, even when they don’t know who you are. Yes, love is a powerful word! One not to be taken lightly!

Even though true love is wonderful, there is another kind of love that cannot compare to any other type of love. It is God’s love. It will go on forever, no matter what! Several years ago, I had a revelation of just how powerful God’s love really is. I had been going through a rough time and I was extremely grouchy. I was angry and I remember how separated from God that I felt. The next morning, as I lay in my bed, talking to God, I said, “Lord, I’ve really blown it this time! I suppose things could never be the same between us again. I don’t deserve your love.” And, just so plain, I heard God say to me, “My ardor never cools.” I didn’t even know what ardor meant, so it had to be him! I looked it up. I was amazed at what I saw. Ardor is passion. Fiery love, deep emotion. Wow!! I realized that no matter what I ever did, God still loved me the same as before. I could not get away from his furious love!! I may have left him for a minute, but he certainly did not leave me! His love never fails!

Through Him, we live and breathe and have our being. He is the life blood that compels us on. He is our life and source of everything that we are and will ever hope to be!

What’s really neat is that God gives us his Agape love. This Agape love is the kind of love that is unselfish. It’s the kind of love that can bear up against all odds; even when nothing seems to be going our way at the moment. Agape love is a powerful love. It is God’s own love that covers everything. With Agape love, you are no longer led by your feelings. No weapon that is formed against you can penetrate this beautiful shield that God places around you. And the neatest thing of all is that the more you love others, the more God loves you!! You can’t lose!

Love never fails!

I love you guys!