Love. This word right here is becoming more evident to me right now at 10:47pm. As I was going through the process of washing dishes and cleaning up for the night, the Holy Spirit has just been ministering to me “love” much deeper than ever before. He has asked me to release as He ministers it.
No matter what you are going through in relationships, especially in your household and family, you need to love them. Love them? Are you thinking things like: “How can I love them when I know they talk behind my back? How can I love them when all they do is instead of ask for clarity, they assume things about me and end up creating more negativity? How can I love them when everytime they are around all I wonder is what they must be thinking of me now? How can I love them when they don’t even pick up the phone to call and ask how I am doing? How can I love them when the cultural barriers I clash with when being amongst them goes against everything God has taught me to be; how can I even sit in that atmosphere? How can I love them when all I get back is hurt? How can I love them like you God?”
Well, whether they love Christ or not, you need to just love them.
There are many scriptures on “love” you can find in the Bible. Lets take a look at a few.
1 Peter 1:8 says, “ Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
John 13:34-35 says, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
Matthew 22:36-40 says, “36 “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”37 Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”
It is extremely crucial to remember how much loving someone, even if you don’t feel like it, affects the relationship and the atmosphere.
Lets take a look at the best checklist the Bible has about the characteristics of love. I call it a checklist because I literally read it and see how I have been acting towards those family members. It will help you now what you need to work on. Pay close attention as you read through this one. “I pray in Jesus name your mind and heart will supernaturally receive what God intends for you to receive through this word.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 says, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Now, go back and read again through verses 4-7 BUT this time in every place it has the word “love” replace it with your name. Have you been doing any these things? Now go back and read again verses 1-3, these verses tell you what happens when we do not love.
By this point, maybe you are thinking, “God this is so hard to do especially when it hurts. Everytime i see them, I hurt.”
Let me ask you something. If you are still hurting, have you really given it to God? Our God is a living God. The Bible is active and sharper than a two edge sword. If you take the time and give everything to God and read the bible, there SHOULD be a change. If there has not been any change in your heart, I don’t think you genuinely released it to God. Perhaps without realizing, you have chosen to not let go and dwell on it.
Matthew 11:28-30 says, “28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
For those of you who are dealing with these issues with family. If these are not addressed, you will find yourself trying to isolate yourselves from them and avoiding them more than you should. This is not what God would want you to do. He wants you to go to Him and be that ambassador of Heaven you were created to be for those around you. Our Heavenly Father wants you to give it all to Him and continue through His strength and not your own.
Love is a choice you have to make. Let it all go and let Him take over. You will feel so much better.
“Breathe O breath of God over this child of God reading. Supernaturally give this child of God your strength to overcome this situation. Lord, I ask you remove all the pain in their hearts caused by the wounds from little built up hurts. I ask for your power of healing to flow down from Heaven and touch this child of God right NOW! Release and increase it Father God NOW! Activate, release, command and send forth your angels to surround this child of God NOW! I take it in no other way than this child of God is set free from the chains that have held them bound NOW! Whom the son sets free is free indeed! For no weapon formed against this child shall prevail for greater is He who is in them than he that is in the world! I decree and declare the entire armor of God upon this child of God. Right now release your peace that surpasses all understanding that WILL guard their heart and mind NOW! Breath O breath of God and release this peace like a river to permeate this child of God NOW! Everything I have asked, asked in the mighty name of Jesus. I take this in no other way but fully received. Amen”