To love in the agape way is to show love to someone and not expect anything in return. We love because we want to love. Love becomes second nature to us when we accepted God into our lives. For the first time, we experience a Godly love that exemplified not only His love, but also His peace
God’s love is amazing in so many ways. When nothing else could help us, God’s love is the pathway to His goodness, grace, and mercy. God is love, and when we accept the God into our hearts, we accept His love that never fades away. That is the one thing we can depend on to get us through the trials and tests in our lives. Sometimes we experience unexpected events in our lives that can throw us in a freeze zone without knowing what direction to take next. In those times, we can depend on God to direct our path and to guide our footsteps. As we journey each day in our lives, we can look around and see God’s love in action through the hearts and minds of His people. Each of us has opportunities to exercise the love of God to our families, our friends, and even those who are not so friendly. The bible tells us that love begat love and if we sow love, we will reap love. That is our order in the universe is to express our love in ways that will bring change that will enhance our relationships. To love in the agape way is to show love to someone and not expect anything in return. We love because we want to love. Love becomes second nature to us when we accepted God into our lives. For the first time, we experience a Godly love that exemplified not only His love, but also His peace. His peace surpasses all of our understanding, because our thoughts and ways are so different from His. We view things in the world in a different light each and every time we experience a touch of God’s love, whether it’s when we see people come together to help people in need or who may have an emergency in their lives. God’s love is so amazing because the love of God will never leave us nor forsake us. It is way to lay the foundation for healthy relationships, building families, and being supportive of your friends or co-workers. God’s love feels special, calm, and soothing. In the face of adversity and distress, we can reach within to find our faith in God’s love for ourselves and know in our heart that everything will work out all right even if we do not always understand. Just when we least expect it, and in the times when need Him the most, His love come shining through for us and He wipes the tears drops from our eyes and lift our spirits. That is how we know that He is watches out for us and He is on our side. We are never alone because God’s love challenges us to simply trust Him with all our hearts, all of our mind, and all of our strength. As humans, we naturally want to fix things ourselves in our own way, and in our own strength. Sometimes, we have to lean on God to figure how what to do in circumstances beyond our control. We may have self-doubt, or lack the confidence to move through our lives in the directions we know we should go, but with God’s light, we can move through our space and time with confidence. God’s love knows no limits. We try to measure God’s love by our own successes in life, but His love is immeasurable. His love stretches us to a higher plain or level in His imminent wisdom. Why should we be discouraged or afraid when God is our armor, we are never alone. We can talk to God anytime we want to about anything that we need answers to. Also we express our love for God in many different ways, such as through worship and praise to Him because He is all knowing and an all wise God. We can sing to Him a love song in thanking Him for His many blessings He has bestowed upon us. God perfect love will continue to be perfecting in us as long as we grow in his word. God love us so much that He will never abandon us or forsake us. He will be there for us in the time of trouble; all we have to do is call on His name. In the time of sorrow, His love will cover us; and in the time of weakness, His love will strengthen us. When in doubt, ask God to feel your heart with His love for His love will never fail us.
Lorraine Watkins Hulse, Author