We are all created for love. Not just for us to love God, but for GOD to love us! That always amazes me. He wants me to love Him, but He loves me! Fully and unconditionally. I’m certain He doesn’t love everything I do, but He still loves me!
We are all created to hunger for God. All of us are hungry, but so often we try to satisfy that hunger with food, drugs, alcohol, sex, money, television, sports, friends, shopping, hobbies, jobs, home improvements or something… something besides the one thing that can truly keep us from being empty. God’s love.
God gave us freewill. He doesn’t want us to love Him because we have to, He wants us to love Him because we want to. He gave us a choice. We have the choice to love Him and we have the choice to follow Him. What do you choose?
In His light,
Love is a Choice
|Rick Warren “Love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” (Deuteronomy 30:20 NIV). Too many people have bought into the myth that love is uncontrollable, that it’s something that just happens to us. In fact, even the language we use implies the uncontrollability of love. We say, “I fell in love,” as if love were some kind of a ditch. I’m walking along one day and—bam!—I fell in love. I couldn’t help myself. But here’s the truth: That’s not love. Love doesn’t just happen to you. Love is a choice, and it represents a commitment. There’s no doubt that attraction is uncontrollable and arousal is uncontrollable. But attraction and arousal are not love. They can lead to love, but they are not love. Love is a choice. You must choose to love God; he won’t force you to love him (Deuteronomy 30:20). You can thumb your nose at God and go a totally different way. You can destroy your life if you choose to do that. God still won’t force you to love him, because he knows love can’t be forced. This same principle is true about your relationships: You can choose to love others, but God won’t force you to love anyone.|