How do you feel when you think about things you love? Usually our loves are things which make us feel happy. That is what REAL LOVE looks like. The only place to find that kind of pure love is in God. As people, our love gets tangled up because sometimes we love what makes us feel good at the moment instead of loving what God loves!
That sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Think of it this way. I love ice cream sundaes. If I only eat ice cream, I will be sick! God loves for me to be healthy and make choices that are good for me. Love is not about making me feel good. Love is about choosing the things God loves because they are best! When I decide to love like God above, I live in total freedom with no fear. Here is how Jesus’ brother, John explained it:
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment … ” 1 John 4:18.
Do you love anything that God would not choose for you? What is it and will you give it up for Him?