We have all heard the old phrase “I’m falling in love” but you can’t fall in love,
that is just infatuation. To fall into something indicates a mistake or
something accidental. Love is far more purposeful than that. It takes concentrated effort and focus.
Love is not defined until you have worked at it for a while, invested something in it. If you truly LOVE, then you have given of yourself in a selfless, no strings attached way.
Love can only be expressed through the actions that it prompts. Love cannot be conveyed through words alone, love must be shown. LOVE is a verb, not just a noun. To really learn about LOVE, we must learn from the person of LOVE. The bible says that GOD IS LOVE.
1 John 4:8 ~ He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
God’s is always reaching out to us wanting to invest in us, expressing His Love to us and through us. He desires to impart His very nature and character in us. Our New Testament command is to LOVE. To fulfill that command we must open ourselves up to be loved by the creator, allowing Him to show us HIS love.
Mark 12:30 ~ And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.
You didn’t “Fall in love” with God. He first loved you, He planted the seed, He made the investment, he put in the work FIRST. That is what enabled YOU to love Him. Love only comes from one place, the LORD. If truly love another person, that is evidence that God has made an investment in YOU.
1 John 4:19 ~ We love Him because He first loved us.
Love is a selfless commitment of devotion that is directed by your will, and its source is God. Love on purpose.