This was a short piece I wrote a few years ago that I am led to share today. I’ve made a few edits to it, but it’s about our awareness as it relates to walking in love. One thing I’m learning is that the love walk relies heavily on—being honest with ourselves about what we are experiencing in any given moment, and giving it over to the Lord for greater clarity, guidance and understanding. I’ve found that this is how we are able to embody and exhibit greater and greater love (and freedom) within.
So, here it is…
The love walk is a oneness we are all on a journey to gain its full access. Yet, while true liberation is what leads us all to solidify this walk, ironically, (if I am allowed to really be honest), this walk can seem terribly impeding at times. Yet, as we are delivered, into a Love that is an eternal commitment we make to God through Christ, the goal is to allow ourselves to embark on a journey to embrace the more of Him and less of me, that the Apostle Paul expressed; because the word also says:
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed“
John 8:36 (KJV)
Admittedly, on this journey, we will always encounter people that push our buttons (and annoyingly, those are usually the ones that facilitate our growth spurts). However, as we continuously seek, receive, and walk, we are led to live in the same collective, holistic, and gracious manner that God loves us, and in the same way that we in-turn love ourselves. So then, when we say we are loving, the intention now gradually shifts from just our immediate need or expression to decisions with outcomes that declare: “I honor God (in me AND you).”
So finally, as we all continue to grow in our love walk, the two really challenging questions I guess we all can choose to continually ask ourselves are: In what intimate way does the Love of God in Christ reveal Himself to me? And how will I seek to revere His love (in others), to the goal of it being ultimately perfected in us?
Basically, conscious love says, “Although I will not deny that you have proven to be my enemy, I will seek to love you based on how God’s word describes His love.”
Whew chile! That’s a powerful intention. Let’s pray for each other… Lol!
” If we love each other, God remains in us, and his love is made perfect in us”
– 1 John 4:12 (NKJV)
p.s. And while you are at seeking to love others, make sure to love yourself… This life ain’t no joke, people!