Where’s The Love?

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear ones and THANK YOU, for sharing your time with me today! It is my hope that you had a weekend enjoying whatever fills your hearts with love. Ya know, when we pause for a moment, reflect on our present situations, then ask ourselves, “what is it that we truly need in our lives?”, we may find the answer to be quite simple: LOVE.

LOVE – is the feeling that a person’s happiness is very important to you and the way you show this feeling in your behavior toward them…in a kind and caring way and want to protect or support them. An expression of one’s love and affection. A feeling of brotherhood and good will toward other people.

“If someone says, ‘I love God’ and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother who he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him. That he who loves God must love his brother.”                   – John 4:20-21 

Our love for God is not greater than our love for our fellow men. Godly love does not change according to circumstances. It is rooted and grounded. The tendency is to want the others to change. We feel that it is difficult to love someone as they are and would prefer that they were different. But this is not what the Bible says about love! This is proof that we are more concerned with our own happiness and comfort than with love for the others; we are seeking our own. The truth is that instead of hoping for the others to change, we need to find the sin in ourselves and cleanse that out. When we walk our talk, stop judging others, and simply love them as they are, we can pray for them out of a sincere Godly love and concern for them.

We best remember that there are no exceptions. No “well this person doesn’t deserve it.”  Jesus laid down His precious life for us, the ultimate sign of how much He loved us. And no one has ever been less deserving than we are of that!

Let’s all remember that to love does not mean to agree with someone’s sin; rather, it means to bear with them, to pray for them, to have faith for them and to want the very best for them. “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  – Mathew 6:14-15

My prayer for us all this week is that we’ll get down on ours knees and pray – one by one, for our loved ones, our neighbors, strangers, the sick and needy, and just as important – our enemies. Amen.

“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” – John 4:8

LOVE ONE ANOTHER!! Where would we be without God’s LOVE for us?

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

*a special thanks to my friend in Christ, Kathryn Albig, for her thoughts on today’s message.

My novel, the spiritual thriller, “That Melvin Bray” is available on Amazon

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Where’s The Love?

    1. Cindy Nicolaisen

      Margaret this was so heartwarming to me . I needed to read this. You have always been an inspiration to me and this really helps me. Thank you. Love you Margaret ❤️

      Reply
      1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

        I’m so touched buy your comments, Cindy and it’s such a blessing to me to hear my thoughts & prayers are helpful in some way! Thank you for telling me and please let’s pray for each other. I love you too.
        ❤️🙏Love & Prayers, Margaret

  1. Fay

    What? Lord change them isn’t the right prayer? LOL How may times have I brought the faults of others into the Throne room of God? More than I’d like to say. It’s hard admitting that we might be the real problem in some situations, but thankfully we have a merciful God who forgives.

    I was reminded how God’s mercies are new each morning when I woke up praying the Disciple’s Prayer (aka Lord’s prayer). Saying the phrase to “”forgive as I forgive always causes me to pause. Learning to forgive how I want to be forgiven isn’t easy at times, especially when we feel we have been wronged. None-the-less, that’s what we are to do in order to love as Christ loved us.

    Where is the love? You’re right Margaret. Sadly it isn’t seen in us at times, and we forget what love really is. Lord help us remember that love is not an emotion, but an act that stirs the emotions into action. Let us be mindful of the sacrifice You made on the cross. When we were yet in our sin, You loved and forgave us.

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    1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

      “Where’s the love?”
      Oh my, Fay, you sure have the “forgiveness angle” figured out, sister! As you so elequently stated, “Learning to forgive how I want to be forgiven isn’t always easy”…Yes, even in the forgiveness business, we want to call the shots, don’t we, dear? If we desire forgiveness, we must humble ourselves when someone asks US for forgiveness…and “where’s the love?” …well, our Savior expects it to be there – exactly!

      Thanks Fay, for reminding us that forgiveness is always a two-way street!

      “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14-15

      ❤️Margaret

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