Love is not ownership. The moment that we try to control other people with our love, we lose. I always reference God as our greatest example of love. He is love to me. But he never tries to manipulate us with it. He gives it to us freely and repeatedly even in the moments when we are failing to be lovable. The freedom in that provides us with a deep love of God that can’t even be fathomed. The fact that he loves us in spite of ourselves. We need to understand the importance of loving one another without the need to control and without judgment.
I don’t think there is ever much that someone can really say to convince you to believe in God. Sure seeds get planted, testimonies shared and the like, but ultimately for many of us, it comes down to the moment when you have tried everything in your own strength, you realize the burden is too heavy and you cry out for something or someone to help you.
Unconditional. Most people doubt that there is such a thing as unconditional love. I mean, we are normally full of conditions. If you buy me this I’ll love you. If you keep a job I’ll love you. If you maintain your figure I’ll love you. But that really is not how love is supposed to go. Love is spiritual. Yet we make it so carnal. God instructed us to love one another, it was the greatest of all the instruction. He didn’t tell us that people had to earn it or work for it either, just that we should give it freely as his love is for us. So I thought to myself recently in my own relationship, what if I just loved you?
We live in a digital age and that affects every part of our lives including our worship. Now, we can hop on TV or the internet or iTunes or Periscope to check out our favorite pastors and preachers from all across the world. Which is great and I utilize all of those things throughout my week, but it doesn’t take away from the need to actually have a church home and family where you can gather in person. I know that it’s a little played out by I think church still matters.
It dawned on me recently that many of you may have no idea why the blogs linked to spirituality are entitled Journey of a Non-Believer. It may even be a little bit confusing. Lol. But I assure you that I am a believer and follower of Christ. Every day I am working diligently to be more and more like him. And though I know that I will NEVER be perfect, I look forward to being the most refined version of myself that I can be.