“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine” Songs of Sol 1:2
Cheer up beloved, it’s a new dawn already! Your long night of weeping is over, you can now step into your day of rejoicing because the fragrant love of the Father has searched you out today.
Our God gave us a perfect example of love in letting go of His only Son for an ungrateful people without any condition. Even on the Cross, the Son still offered heartfelt prayers for His assailants. Little wonder the aroma of His unfailing love has pervaded the entire universe as He continues to beckon to as many who are thirsty and hungry to come drink and eat till everyone is satisfied. Can anyone really resist this kind of love?
Love gives no conditions, you love others with no strings attached, you love the unlovable and forgive the unforgivable. Offence will surely come but you don’t take it because you forgive in advance. You don’t love people because they deserve to be loved, you love them because you are designed to love
Love doesn’t talk down on people, it speaks pleasant uplifting words, recognizing that the power of life and death lies in the tongue. King Solomon, in His God-given wisdom shared in Proverbs 16:24 that pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Love is so potent: the fragrance of Love conquers the repulsive stench of hate.
To sum up, I have no doubt whatsoever that most, if not all of the problems that plague humanity today can be laid to eternal rest on the altar of love. Love can soften the most hardened of criminals, the soothing balm of love is able to calm frayed nerves. Only love can tell you to apologize even when you are not at fault.
Yes, love is so sweet all the bitterness in this world cannot neutralize it. I love you.
Despite the sins and offences of generations of mankind, God’s love for us has never ceased. God’s love for you is permanent, it doesn’t fluctuate. Afterall, you did nothing to earn it, so you would not have to do anything to sustain it. What fluctuates however is your response to His unfailing love, your appreciation of His infinite kindness which is what determines how much of His love you partake of. For instance, Jn 3:16 reveals to us how God so loved the world that He gave up His only Son for the salvation of all. Even 1Tim 2:4 says our Father will rather have all men saved. But all men are not saved yet. Does it mean God loves them any less? Does it mean they are just destined to be excluded from the sweet package of salvation? The answer is an emphatic NO.
So beloved, never think of God as one who is partial and who has favourites because He doesn’t. You and I are His favourites! His love for us is absolute and priceless. It blew my mind to realize He loves us as much as He loves Christ Jn 17:23. What more can we ask for? It’s obvious now that you will only experience and enjoy the love of the Father to the extent that you are willing to acknowledge and embrace it. Accept God’s love gift today in the person of Jesus Christ by confessing Him as your Lord and Saviour, believe and receive Him with all of your heart and His everlasting love for you will become more real to you than ever.
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A lot of folks entertain the wrong notion that prosperity is alien to the believer and that God is averse to the idea of His children prospering. But nothing can be further from the truth because God’s word reveals that He delights in the prosperity of His servants (Ps 35:27). So it gets him excited to see His children prospering. Prosperity refers to a state of sufficiency and completeness or roundedness in every sphere of life with nothing missing or broken. In other words, you have all things working together for your good in every endeavour of life – finance, career, marriage, academics, ministry and so on. To that extent, you can readily deduce that many who are rich materially are not necessarily prosperous! Beloved, true prosperity can only be a product of God’s limitless grace made available to us on the bill of Christ’s finished works. It takes only God to make rich without adding any atom of sorrow to it. 2 Cor 9:8 says the God of all grace is able to make all grace abound towards us to the point that we always enjoy all sufficiency in all things. Wow…glory to God! The assurance that our prosperity has always been the Father’s original plan is lucidly stated in 2 Cor 8:9. Jesus the Son of God became poor so that we can be rich. Now we have no business putting up with poverty because God gives us ALL things RICHLY to enjoy (1Tim 6:17). This is worth rejoicing over, isn’t it?
If you are a believer, this is your own reality in Christ Jesus. Believe it with every fibre of your being, be a cheerful giver for God blesses us to be a blessing to others (Gen 12:2) and your life will soon be a glowing example of prosperity to the unbelieving world. You are blessed and happy Easter celebrations. Love you!