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John 4:19 - ''We love because He first loved us.''

John 4:19 – ”We love because He first loved us.”

I asked the Lord to teach me about ”natural law” – the logic invariable way in which things are designed to function. What on earth am I talking about?

Gravity, drop something, it will fall – end of story. If you behave recklessly by driving like a mad man – you will eventually have an accident and kill yourself or someone else. I guess you could refer to natural law as common sense in part. When it rains the rivers fill up, when the sun shines it is warm, and so on …

It works similarly with love. We have made it such a complicated venture, but in fact it’s a little more simple than we like to accept. I owe much of this inspiration and revelation to: ”The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman”. The 5 love-languages as explained in this book are: 1. Words of affirmation, 2. Gift giving, 3. Gift of service,  4. Quality Time and 5. Physical Touch. More info:  www.5lovelanguages.com

”Do you love me?” His answer was and is: ”YES I DO”  – He gave up everything. He shows us His love by the way in which He speaks to us in His word. The ultimate gift He gave us was His very life. He served us by teaching us to wash each others feet. He touches us with His healing and anointing. He loves our undivided attention! He showed us the art of what we now call ”fellowship” and ”quiet time” by spending quality time with people while He was on earth and by how He separated Himself on so many occasions to be alone with the Father.

Love like He did – simply yet powerfully. TELL your parents you love them today. GIVE your wife a flower today. SERVE your husband by surprising him with his favorite meal today. HUG your best friend today randomly – it’s an effective gesture of touch, and last but definitely not least, walk away, separate yourself and SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME with the Lord in His word and in worship today.

”The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive – Orlando A. Battista”