Thursday, August 14, 2008

LOVE


1 John 4:18-21 Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that his love has not been perfected in us. We love each other as a result of his loving us first. If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar, for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, who we have not seen? And God himself has commanded that we must love not only him but our Christian brothers and sisters too.

I am thankful that God has shown me his unconditional love so then in return I can show his love to others. It has taken me sometime to get used to not living in fear of being judged for the things I had done in my past or present. What God has shown me through prayer, devotion time and reading books is that the only person who was judging me was myself and in return I was the one who was causing the fear and pain on myself. For years I never knew what true love was, I actually envied married couples because my first marriage was nothing but love. It was full of fear, neglect, abuse and judgment but that all changed when I met my husband Karl. He has shown me what true love is he never gave up on me, Karl knew that with prayer and dedication God would show me how to love myself and Karl.

7 comments:

Kristi said...

Oh, I'm so glad that you shared your thankful heart today! And, I'm so happy for you and your sweet husband. It's sometimes hard for us to remember that Jesus died for our sins and for the guilt that goes along w/ sin. May you have a blessed day realizing how much He loves you!

Serendipity said...

Thanks for sharing your thankful heart. I too am very thankful for God's unconditional love.

Have a blessed weekend!

Nancie said...

This is such a sweet thankful post, Heather. I am thankful to God for His unconditional love too. Thank God for blessing you with such a loving husband. May God continue to bless both of you as you seek and serve Him together. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless!

JadeMerie said...

Such a wonderful thing to be thankful for! Amen, and happy TT!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post sweetie.

Marsha said...

Knowing some of what you have come through, I am so thankful for the work of Grace in your life!

Love you, dear niece.

Michele W. said...

You have truly taken a complete 180 degree turn in your life! You father and I are so proud of you! We truly see God's handiwork on your life! Praise the Lord! God is Good! All the Time!!

Love,
mom

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