The ultimate love relationship is with God. If you have ever
felt unloved, rejected, heartbroken, disappointed, its usually because someone
or some relationship you put your hope into let you down. In this series
Clinton House teaches us that people are going to fail us, we are going to fail
others and even knowing that truth we are still requite to love. Abiding in
love is not just
vertical, between us and God; its also a horizontal one towards one another.
Loving God is the easy part, loving others is the challenge. However, difficult
is not the same as impossible. God will never require you to do something that
He doesnt give you the grace to accomplish. There
is a cycle to how love works: I open my heart to God, he fills me with His love,
and I in turn show that love to other people.
Love gets blocked at the place where we close our hearts. Sometimes
our heart is closed to God and other times our heart is closed towards others.
Today I challenge you if you have been failed or disappointed and your heart is
closed, give the love of God another chance. Let the love of God fill you
again. Do yourself a favor and unclog the blockage and forgive. You will find
that as you invite the power of God into your life to fill you with His love,
you will rekindle a love affair so great that loving others will happen
naturally. Let the love cycle begin again!
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this
is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love
thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
- Mark 12:30-31
Message 1: Whats Love Got to Do With It
Message 2: Love, Challenge, and Victory
Message 3: What Does Love Look Like
Message 4: Love In Action