So you want to walk in Love?
What an ingenious idea. God is love (1 John 4:8), so the best thing for me to do is walk in love. Without Faith it is impossible to please God, but wait, Faith works by love (Galatians 5:6). That it Christians, “simple and to the point”, or is it?
What to expect.
The very first thing you can expect is for all Hell to break loose and I mean that in the sense of Satan and his cohorts attacking you indiscriminately. Starting with those closest to you, your love ones. Yes I mean your spouse, your children, your extended family, your church family, your friends and acquaintances. Usually in that order. When i say attacking you, I mean hard, full throttle. Challenges like you are not a Christian, your action are not Christ Like, I never believe anything you say and much more. Talk about getting hurt, flayed is more like it.
How do you measure if you are walking in love?
You can only know a soldier’s worth by sending him to battle and here it is, you are in the thick of battle. But remember the battle is the Lord’s and the victory is yours (2 Chronicles 20:15). You are more than an overcomer through Christ Jesus who loves you (Romans 8:31-39). This must be your mindset. Let the washing of the Word encourage your Soul.
WILL YOU FAIL, YES. WILL YOU GET UP, YES. The Bible declares a righteous man will fall 7 times but he will get up (Proverbs 24:16). We learn by failure, so learn. Pick yourself up. Recognise who your enemy is. Consequently your enemy is not your spouse, your children, your extended family, your church family, your friends and acquaintances. Your enemy is Satan and his cohorts. The buttons that these people are pressing to anger you, get under your skin, make you doubt yourself, are all Demoon controlled. Not the people, the action of pressing your buttons. Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).
So how do I do that, walk in love?
Let me give you an example that is easier to come to grips with. When I said the Bible does not say you must be Born Again (and for you die hards, yes those words are in the Bible as a conditional statement – John 3:1-21), the Word of God is encouraging you to have a eternal intimate relationship with God just like Adam and Eve had in the garden of eden where God walked with them in the cool of the day. I other words, if you want a relationship with God you must be Born Again.
So it is with walking in love. In order to walk in love, one must master your emotions. Stop being emotionally retarded.I Recently shared this statement with a pastor who just about passed out with laughter. This is the condition of walking in love. Remember dead men have no feelings and we are all dead to self and alive unto Christ (Acts 17:11). When you have mastered your emotion when getting poked at you have begun the walk of love. Love covers a multitude of Sin (1 Peter 4:8).
In Conclusion to walk in love
- Expect a Battle from those closest to you
- Recognise who your enemy is
- Mater you emotions
- Don’t worry if you fall your will get up
- Allow the love of God to flow through you
- An intimate personal relationship with God
- God is able to trust you with the anointing and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Your attitude will change your altitude
- God can and will use you for His Glory
- You shall be called a peacemaker
I am currently walking this path and thus am able to speak with great authority because of the experiential knowledge that I have gleaned as I have submitted under the mighty hand of God to see Him working in me and through me. Amen.
If you ever start to say to yourself “Why me”? Read about Job in the Bible. God has you in the palm of His hand. He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Hebrews 13:5) Continue to praise God for the answers so that the windows of heaven are kept open for you to receive the promise. Like Daniel whose answer was withheld 21 days? (Daniel 10:13) Demons and even Satan himself with try cause you to stumble. Put on the whole armor of God and stand your ground. (Ephesians 6:10-18)
Is this a quick one day answer to your problems? NO! This is a lifestyle change. Authentic Christianity is at work. The world can only know that we are Christians by our love. (John 13:35) The love chapter in the Bible (1 Corinthians 13) tells us if there is no love we are a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
When I wa young I thought as a child. I thought to pray for wisdom, revelation knowledge and understanding was the way. But now that i am wiser or older i meditate on these 3 things, Faith, Hope and Love. Why? because that is all that will remain, but the greatest of these is Love. (1 Corinthians 13:13) Now that was a hard Gospel Capsule to swallow for a person who has walked by Faith for most of my life and have seen the hand of God at every turn. What should I teach my children? To walk by Faith? or to walk in Love which is fueled by Faith?