It is so easy to say we love God. I don’t know about you but it is easy for me. In fact, it is much easier than telling an opposite sex, “I love you.” Why?
Because I am just much more comfortable with God, I trust him and I know how much He loves me. He didn’t just talk about it. He proved it. So, It’s easy for me to love him back compared to a guy who I am not really sure about. Even if he says he loves me, I ain’t gonna be sure until he proves it. Talk is cheap. Action is better. God showed me action.
But where’s my action? Where’s my obedience?
ME: God, I love you
ABBA: Great, then obey me, live out this love you claim you have for me.
ME: I am not really sure about that, sometimes what you tell me to do are just too hard and will cost me a lot. Can we just leave this love at the “Talk level?
ABBA: No my daughter, we can’t. Faith without works is dead and so is love with obedience or action.
ME: But obedience is really hard. Sometimes I want to obey but then, I don’t know what happens, I just find myself disobeying. How do I obey you, Abba?
ABBA: Did you really just say that my lovely daughter? I thought you said you love me?
ME: Yes I do, I really do. I even tell people I love you and they tell me how much they love my love for you.
ABBA: Really? Then obedience shouldn’t be hard for you.
ME: No, it is. I really want to obey you but many time fear set in, fear of what people will say, fear of moving out of my comfort zone. I get reluctant and finally, I give up & disobey you. Why does that happen, Abba?
ABBA: That happens because you don’t truly love me. Your love is dormant, you are not kicking it into action.
ME: I am confused. How can I have love and it’s not in action?
ABBA: I already poured out my love into your heart when you came into my family through the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). The love is there, you just ain’t tapping into it and using it. It’s one thing to have all the armor and weapons one needs for war and it’s a different thing to put on that armor and grab those weapons and use them at war. You’ve got all the love you need, my kind of love (agape) because you are my daughter. I just need you to believe in it, tap into it and live in it.
ME: So, I have love, but am not living in it?
ABBA: Yes, you have love. You are full of love. You need to believe it. Don’t allow fear of people, circumstances or anything overshadow it and lead you to disobedience. Tap into the Spirit of Love in you and allow love to drive all that you do. That love is one that grows just like you fear grows. Allow your love to grow so big that it overwhelms you and shatter your fears. Perfect love!
ME: Perfect love?
ABBA: Yes, perfect love is not just all talk and no action. Perfect love cast out all fear and drives you into action. Perfect love cast out all people-pleasing attitude and bondage chains. Perfect love is not selfish but think about others. Perfect love allows us to live in obedience to my word.
ABBA: Everyone can say “I love God” but not everyone can live it. Not everyone is willing to put that love into action. I assume you don’t want you boyfriend or husband to be all talk and no action. You wouldn’t want to hear, “I love you” every day from your partner but his/her actions are the total opposite of love right? It’s the same for me daughter. If you say you love me but disobey me, you are a LIAR. So, darling, tap into the spirit of love in you, that makes obedience much easier. My commands are not burdensome if you love me.
ME: Hmmm, I understand it now, Abba.
ABBA: I hope you do. Because the next time I give you an assignment, I expect you to look the fear in the eye and say, “No, I am not going to disobey because I love God.” Tap into the spirit of love, pray for help. Don’t give in to the fear, overcome it with love. Gradually, you watch your love grow and your fear diminishes and you see yourself living a life of love and not just talking about it.
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