God was speaking to my heart this morning, about the plumb line of Love. He impressed on my heart very strongly, that most do not know what Love truly is, according to Him.
Here are some things I’ve heard from Christians over the years. Love is Discipline. Love is Caring. Love is compassion, love is to be kind in the face of evil, love always endures, love never gives up, love does not hurt people, love always forgives, and the list goes on.
From non-Christians I’ve heard, Love does not judge, love isn’t mean, love respects people enough to mind their own business and not intrude, and the list goes on.
The Lord impressed on me, very strongly, that most Christians do not even know what Love is, according to God almighty. Oh Sure, we’ve read the words, in 2 Corinthians, but that does not mean we understand it. Its okay, because he understands we are developing, seeking, and growing, (we hope!)
So I will share with you what He has shared with me: “We know in part.” (What love is) but Here is what he also said to me, “The reason there are transgender bathroom laws, if because there are those who know these people feel unloved, and they want to fix it.”
WOW. Now, He did not tell me it was a great idea, He just said what He said, and I am not going to add to it. He Spoke truth to my heart.
Now, we have those who feel unloved because they don’t feel safe in these bathrooms anymore. Was this is a good solution?
I never would have heard God say this to me, had I not prepared the soil of my heart by allowing him to get rid of fear, judgment, and all those other things he showed me were not of him. I would not have been able to hear it.
So then, what is Love, according to God? I would say it’s a result of pondering what we would want done unto us (the Golden rule) and praying about each and every individual situation, treating people as unique, to the best of our ability, and not making blanket statements. Sounds like hard work, does it not? YES it is……..It really is……
Maybe we should roll our sleeves up, pray and Get down to asking the Lord to define, what a labor of love for him really is, to each of us as people. Can I get an Amen?
-Laura Grace, author Grace to Grow, Grace to Grow, the Study Guide.