How do we grow in love? By imitating God’s love. But we can be confused about what God’s love looks like. This happens due to jaded loyalties, private pet theories, blind spots, laziness, self-pity, and angry pressure. In this video, I take a look at love as presented in my book called: Exploring Faith Hope & Love.
This book gives inspiration, direction, and hope when it comes to active love… not just plain words. I am not an expert when it comes to love. But I have been around the block enough times to know I don’t always have it together. So I take Jesus seriously at His words because I’ve tasted of His love for me, His truth that sets me free, and how caring He is towards all humanity.
A long time ago I had a dream of a small battleship. It was made of grey metal, cold guns and it lacked perspective, scope, and warmth. It was me. Because I saw the Scriptures as my tools, sword, ammunition, guns, and mechanisms to dissect other people’s world views and somehow help them agree with my version of the Gospel of Jesus’ Christ. Jesus was slowly showing me that this approach does not work.
The Gospel is about love, joy, peace, forbearance, goodness, and faithfulness. It is about warmth, kindness, patience, self-control, and care. My steel ship lacked these and acted more like a wall than a bridge inviting people to taste the goodness of Jesus within me. It was a long path to dismantle this war boat. It was a painful process but well worth it.
The Christian life is not about the ten – second prayer that sets everything right. It is a journey, not a pit stop. We will do well to learn from each other how to repent from sin, how to learn the ways of Jesus, and how to grow in love.
Faith, Hope, & Love The Book
If you are interested in more of this topic, you will find it in my book called Exploring Faith Hope & Love available in paperback or eBook formats in the Amazon Kindle bookstore, or your local book store.